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Egypt foreign, defence ministers discuss ties with US congressmen in Cairo

The congressional delegation also met Egypt's minister of defense

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Oct 2016
Conaway and Shoukry
Egypt's minister of foreign affairs in a meeting with US congressional delegation earlier Monday (Photo: Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs)
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Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry discussed Egyptian-US ties with a visiting US congressional delegation in Cairo on Monday, Egypt’s state news agency MENA said.

The talks between Shoukry and the US congressmen, headed by Representative Michael Conaway, addressed “issues of mutual interests and recent development in the region and internationally,” including the civil conflicts in Libya and Syria as well as the fight against terrorism.

The congressional delegation also met with Egypt's Minister of Defense Sedky Sobhi, where they discussed bilateral military relations.

Congressman Conaway is the chairman of the Committee on Agriculture in the US House of Representatives and is a member of the Committee on Armed Services.

Egypt is a key Middle East ally to Washington and is the second-largest recipient of US military aid after Israel, receiving 1.3 billion in annual assistance.

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