Last Update 22:51
Saturday, 23 September 2017

Egypt's FM signs agreements with Romania on visas, tourism and political consultation

Sameh Shoukry met with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Meleșcanu in Bucharest on Tuesday for wide-ranging talks, marking the final stage of the Egyptian minister's European tour

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Aug 2017
Shukri
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, left, stands after signing bilateral agreements with Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu, right, in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 AP
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2122
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2122

Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Meleșcanu in the Romanian capital Bucharest on Tuesday, signing three memorandums of understanding between the two nations, ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.

Among the agreements is a mutual exemption from entry-visa requirements for diplomatic and important missions. Another agreement established a mechanism of political consultation between the two countries, while the third established cooperation protocol between the ministries of tourism.

Shoukry is also set to deliver a letter from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis.

Shoukry and Meleșcanu engaged in wide-ranging discussions on Tuesday, said Abu Zeid.

Among the topics considered was means of boosting bilateral cooperation, especially regarding joint projects and programs within the framework of Egyptian-Romanian Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

The fields cooperative activity include small- and medium-size enterprises, agriculture and water resources.

Shoukry and Meleșcanu also discussed the situation in the Middle East, with Shoukry explaining Egypt's views on Libya, Syria, Yemen and Iraq, as well as the Israel-Palestine peace process.

Discussion also covered Egyptian efforts on the issues of counter-terrorism and illegal migration into European Union.

Meleșcanu stressed on the significance of his country's relations with Egypt, which represents a priority for Romania.

He said Romania is keen to develop strong relations with Egypt as a significant economic partner in the region.

Shoukry's visit coincides with celebration of 110 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Romania. It is the first visit by an Egyptian foreign minister since 2010.

Bucharest is the third and last stop on Shoukry's European tour, which started on Sunday in Berlin, where he met German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel.

The second stop was in the Belarussian capital Minsk, where he delivered a letter from El-Sisi to President Alexander Lukashenka, and held meetings with both ministers of trade and foreign affairs on Monday.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.