Guterres hails Egypt’s leading diplomatic role in supporting UN goals
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres praised Egypt’s leading diplomatic role in all international forums.
Guterres’ statement came during his meeting with the Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Mohamed Idris, to bid him farewell as he concludes his work.
He affirmed that Egypt has played an effective role in supporting the purposes and objectives of the United Nations stipulated in the Charter of the Organization.
The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation for the existing support and cooperation between Egypt and the United Nations, and its specialized international organizations and agencies in all fields.
He said the cooperation with Egypt has been reflected in the success of both sides in a number of situations and crises at regional and international levels.
Guterres spoke of Egypt’s central role in supporting reform initiatives and efforts in the work of the international organization in its various tracks during its presidency of the Group of 77 and China in 2018, and its current chairmanship of the Peacebuilding Commission in light of the outstanding performance of the Egyptian mission led by Idris.
He also expressed appreciation for Idris’ efforts as Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, and his effective participation in various United Nations meetings and activities, reflecting the leading role of Egypt and its diplomacy.
Previously, Idris had participated in a meeting of the United Nations Security Council Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa.
Idris briefed members of the United Nations Security Council on the activities of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, under the Egyptian presidency, and its efforts to help the African continent achieve lasting peace and development, especially in light of the dual challenge posed by the global coronavirus pandemic.
He presented the efforts of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, in particular with regard to the follow-up to the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations. United Nations (UNGA) on the causes of conflict and the promotion of sustainable peace and sustainable development in Africa.