NOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations, New York, 22 February 2010
President Treki meets Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo
Earlier today in Cairo, the President of the General Assembly H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki met with H.E. Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt. They discussed the situation in the Middle East, Africa and the priorities on the agenda of the General Assembly. President Treki informed President Mubarak of the intention to convene a plenary meeting of the General Assembly at the earliest possible date following the submission of the United Nations Secretary-General’s report A/64/651 in order to take action on the draft resolution to follow up on resolution 64/10 pertaining to the Goldstone report. Both parties discussed the situation in Sudan in light of the recent agreement reached by the Sudanese government and one of the armed groups in Darfur. In addition, they exchanged views on the implementation of the comprehensive peace agreement in southern Sudan. Furthermore, Dr. Treki and President Mubarak discussed important upcoming meetings on disarmament and non-proliferation. The President of the General Assembly briefed the Egyptian Head of State on his intention to hold a thematic debate on Disarmament and Nuclear Non-proliferation on 25 March. Dr. Treki extended an invitation to President Mubarak to attend the High Level meeting of the General Assembly on the follow up on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, which is scheduled to take place from 20-22 September.
Finally, Dr. Treki commended President Mubarak on the role plated by Egypt in its capacity as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement. President Treki also met separately with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Minister of International Cooperation.