Skip to main content

Egypt launches campaign for UN Security Council seat

The Egyptian government has begun a diplomatic offensive to secure votes to win it the North African seat at the UN Security Council for 2016-17.
Egypt's President  Abdel Fattah Al Sisi arrives to speak during the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CAIRO — Egypt is seeking international support for its bid for nonpermanent membership in the UN Security Council, and aims to drum up votes to get the North African seat for 2016-17 in elections due in October 2015.

Egyptian foreign policy circles on the African, Asian, European and Arab levels are taking part in this intense diplomatic campaign. The Foreign Ministry issued a booklet on Cairo’s activities and policies in the areas of international peace and security, outlining Egypt’s role in issues pertaining to the Middle East, particularly the Palestinian one.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 for annual access.