Meeting of the Council with the Director of the United Nations Information Center
Minutes of the Meeting held between H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mounier Zahran, Chairman of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA), and Ms. Radhiah Achouri, New Director of the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in Cairo, on the morning of Monday, the 16th of October 2017, and attended by H.E. Ambassador Hesham El-Zimaity, ECFA’s Secretary-General:
Ms. Achouri expressed her aspiration to cooperate with the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA) in arranging joint events, especially for youth to familiarize them with the most important international issues prevailing in the arena, in particular on subjects like disarmament, international security and others, which would contribute to acquainting youth of such important issues.
ECFA’s Chairman welcomed the recently appointed Director of UNIC in Cairo, wishing her success in her new mission in Egypt, and emphasizing that ECFA welcomes the cooperation with the UN in all areas that realize the common good. He added that the issue of disarmament is of great significance within the top priorities of both ECFA and Egypt’s Foreign Policy.
3. Ms. Achouri reviewed the previous experience she gained during her work with peacekeeping operations in Iraq, Libya, Mali and the Sudan, stressing the need for Influential States in Africa, such as Egypt, to pay more attention to the issue of sending staff to UN Peacekeeping Missions in Africa, especially in light of the decline in the size of staff contributions by Western States in those operations