FM: Egypt committed to backing UN peacekeeping, peace-building role

Egypt is committed to backing the United Nations’ peacekeeping and peace-building role, and actively participating in peacekeeping operations in conflict-hit regions, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said.

During a meeting on Monday with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the end of the foreign minister’s visit to New York to participate in the high-level meetings of the 77th session of the UNGA 77, Shoukry also reaffirmed Egypt’s commitment to supporting and honoring the objectives of the United Nations Charter.

The two sides discussed the outcome of the high-level meetings of the UNGA 77, and the role the UN is expected to play to ensure that all states adhere to the rules of international law, and to fulfill peoples’ aspirations without any discrimination, Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abou Zeid said in a statement.

The meeting focused on the economic and political fallout from the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, the situation in Libya and the Middle East, the Palestinian cause, and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) dispute, the spokesman noted.

Meanwhile, Guterres gave an outline of the UN initiatives and efforts to contain the global food crisis and reform the global economic system to alleviate the growing burdens of current crises on developing nations.

He also hailed Egypt’s important role in advancing multilateralism, especially within the framework of regional groups and groupings of developing nations, such as the G-77 (plus China).

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