Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 09:17:07 PM EST
I refuse to give the US president a podium for his ugly rhetoric today at the United Nations. By contrast, I listened to the speech given by Egypt's president al-Sisi - a contrast of night and day or black and white.
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World needs to address root causes of conflicts: Sisi at UN
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed that the world is in dire need of various effective plans to address the root causes of conflict, promote better governance, respect human rights, eradicate poverty and disease, utilize the energy of youth and empower women in order to achieve a better life for all.
"We all have to show solidarity and sincere cooperation to defeat terrorism and fight extremism, racism, discrimination and sectarianism," Sisi said during a speech at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
Sisi added that mechanisms of international cooperation have flaws that led to the current situation, which Africa is looking forward to change through will, perseverance and courage to make difficult decisions.
"Let us move together and forward to achieve the goals of this historic summit. Let us recall the values and ideals adopted by Nelson Mandela throughout the stages of his struggle, and make our common goal the empowerment of our people for a better future in a more peaceful and stable world."
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