President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called on countries to invest in renewable energy during a brief speech delivered before the Climate Change Summit at the 69th United Nations General Assembly.
Al-Sisi represented the UN’s Arab group in the speech. The president said there is a need for collaboration of efforts to reduce global warming.
The speech comes after several meetings held during his trip to New York.
He discussed the threat of terrorism in the Middle East and Africa with prestigious political and economic figures.
The president claimed that such terrorist groups share a similar ideological framework from which they base their actions.
According to a Tuesday statement by the State Information Service, Al-Sisi met American former foreign ministers Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, former president Bill Clinton as well as Brent Scowcroft National Security Adviser, in the presence of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
During the meetings Al-Sisi discussed the current regional situation, Egypt’s role in the Gaza ceasefire talks, Egypt’s support for the legitimate government institutions in Libya and Iraq, as well as the danger of terrorism in the region.
Al-Sisi also met with representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce, representatives of major US companies operating in Egypt, prominent members of the Congress, and the chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab.
On an economic level, Al-Sisi praised the efforts of the Egyptian government in terms of attracting investment.
He also met Egyptian businessmen in the US, who vowed to cooperate in aiding the Egyptian economy.