Sisi at UN: Temple Mount clashes show peace still faces hurdles

Egyptian leader speaks extensively about terrorism in his address.

September 29, 2015 04:23
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Egypt's Sisi addresses the UN General Assembly

Egypt's Sisi addresses the UN General Assembly


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NEW YORK, NY - “The ongoing events in Jerusalem and the holy mosque of al-Aksa confirm that achieving peace continues to face hurdles and challenges that require us all to tackle by providing decisive final solutions” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said during his speech at the United Nations on Monday.

According to Sisi, resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and “empowering the Palestinian people to exercise their right to self-determination and to an independent state within the border of 4th June 1967, with east Jerusalem as its capital” will be the key solution to eliminating important factors contributing to the region's instability.

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“Perhaps you would agree with me that it is imperative to resolve this conflict without hesitation,” he added “so that the nations of the region may focus on building their future together, in order to achieve prosperity and build a better future for the coming generation.”

The Egyptian leader spoke extensively about terrorism in his address and said that “Counterterrorism efforts so far have relied solely on defensive reaction, focusing on defending the present.”

“In parallel to these valuable efforts, we must seek ways to channel the productive energy of our youth away from extremists and their false ideas, and to employ our youth's capabilities in building the future that will soon be their own,” he added.

President Al-Sisi also emphasized his country’s role as the Middle East’s mediator and he pointed out that Egypt called on the Syrian national parties to meet in Cairo to formulate a clear plan to stop the confrontations.

Sisi stressed that this initiative would provide “a common ground for all Syrians to build a democratic Syria with sovereignty over its entire territory, in a way that would preserve the state and its institutions and respect and protect its diversity and national identity.”

He called on the parties in Syria to contribute in all efforts to negotiate a political resolution.

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