Egypt has been elected to chair the 15th session of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, succeeding Canada to the role.
The election held during the official meeting held by the committee, on Wednesday, at the UN headquarters in New York.
Egypt’s succeeds Canada as the chair of the committee following the approval of its nomination at the African group level.
Ambassador Mohamed Idris, Egypt’s permanent representative to the UN said that the country’s election to the Peacebuilding Commission chair for the first time has crowned the efforts of Egyptian diplomacy over a decade and a half.
He restated Egypt’s intention to continue mobilizing international support and attention to offer peace building initiatives in countries emerging from or affected by conflicts.
This will be based on the principle of national ownership and leadership, especially in Africa, which occupies the largest share of the committee’s work programme.
Egypt also intends to deepen partnerships with the African Union (AU) among other institutions.