As “one of Egypt’s sons”, President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi saluted all the Egyptians who travelled to New York to support the ‘New Egypt’.
In his speech before the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations, Al-Sisi stressed that terrorism is a plague that does not differentiate between developing and developed societies.
“The values of justice, love, and tolerance, which came in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam has been transformed by these groups into the grim of sectarian and civil wars and killing of innocent people,” Al-Sisi stated.
“Egyptians revolted twice against corruption and tyranny,” Al-Sisi said while adding that the world has started to realise what happened in Egypt, and the reasons behind rising up against the forces of extremism and darkness.
Al-Sisi pointed out that Egypt is looking forward to achieving a civil, democratic state, according to the road map.
“These steps reflect briefly of our social contract, which was approved by the Egyptians in their new constitution, to build a bright future for our youth, and to establish a state that respects the rule of law.”
The president also stressed that Egypt has suffered the scourge of terrorism since the 1920s, when organisations began spreading their toxins under religious guise, aiming only to gain control and power over society.
Regarding the Libyan crisis, Al-Sisi called on the international community to support the elected Libyan authorities, saying that Egypt has already presented an initiative to a comprehensive political solution that preserves the territorial unity of Libya.
On Syria, the Egyptian president expressed his confidence in achieving a political solution that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people, without resorting to terrorism.
Al-Sisi also stated that the formation of a new government in Iraq indicates an important development to restore the areas that fell under the control of the Islamic State (formerly ISIL) terrorist organisation, in order to maintain the territorial integrity of Iraq.
“Despite all these problems, which I talked about some of them, the Palestinian case stays on Egypt’s top priorities,” Al-Sisi stated.
The Egyptian president highlighted that the Palestinians aspire to establish their independent state according to the 1967 borders, which is also the guiding principle of the Egyptian peace initiative. He also added that these principles are not a subject for bargaining.
“Egypt is a founding member of the United Nations, and contributed strongly to achieve their goals, especially in peacekeeping and and development,” Al- Sisi said before requesting Egypt’s membership at the United Nation’s Security Council.
Al-Sisi stressed that Egypt would look out for the interests of developing countries as a Security Council member, especially the interests of African countries.
Economically, Al-Sisi praised the new Suez-Canal corridor project, considering the Egyptian people’s gift to the whole world.
Al-Sisi called on all nations to attend the upcoming economic summit in Egypt next February, mentioning that Egypt had launched a full development plan that stretches to 2030.
In the end of his speech, the Egyptian president thanked the United Nations and its Secretary-General for their efforts in maintaining peace and development of the world.
“Humbly, I have conveyed to you the Egyptian people’s message, a message expressing hope and will to overcome all the obstacles and difficulties, a message that conveys Egypt’s Arab and African identity, the cradle of civilization and moderate Islam, which aim for solving all conflicts in world.”
“Long Live Egypt, and long live all peace seeking countries in the world, long live the principles of humanity and the values of tolerance and coexistence, and peace be upon all.”