Presidency not aware that Turkish delegation withdrew during Sisi’s UN speech

Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said he was not aware that the Turkish delegation had withdrawn during the speech of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before the General Assembly of the United Nations.
“If it happened then it is unacceptable,” he said.
He said on the phone to Sada al-Balad on Wednesday evening that Sisi’s message to the world was clear and that it was received with considerable attention.
He also said Sisi is meeting with Barack Obama on Thursday to address a number of issues concerning the Middle East.
On Thursday, Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry cancelled a meeting with the Turkish foreign minister on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations yesterday over a statement by Turkey's prime minister attacking the Egyptian authority.
The Foreign Ministry issued a statement which condemned the speech of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and accused him of supporting terrorism.
Erdogan had attacked Egypt's current president in his speech for toppling Ankara's ally, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, last year. He accused the UN of backing the military coup against Morsy.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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