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Shoukry heads for Rome to co-chair UNRWA conf.

FILE: Foreign Minister Sameh ShoukryCAIRO - 14 March 2018: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed for Rome on Wednesday to co-chair a conference in support of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Egypt - as the head of the UNRWA Advisory Commission - will co-chair the event alongside the foreign ministers of Jordan and Sweden, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said.The conference is intended to support a collective response by the international community to protect the rights and dignity of some 5.3 million Palestine Refugees registered with UNRWA and ensure that the Agency’s funding deficit of $446 million is urgently resolved.The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres will travel for London to attend the conference and co-chair a ministerial meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon. He will emphasize the importance of supporting the people and State institutions of Lebanon.

Source: Egypt Today March 14, 2018 09:22 UTC