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Egypt’s FM to visit Germany, Belarus and Romania to bolster bilateral ties

Shoukry's three-country tour will start with Berlin, where he will meet German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel to discuss a number of regional issues, including the Middle East peace process

Ahram Online , Saturday 26 Aug 2017
File Photo: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (AP)
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Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry will head to Berlin Sunday as part of a three-country tour to bolster bilateral ties, state news agency MENA reported Saturday.

Shoukry will spend a few hours in Germany where he will meet German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel to discuss a number of regional issues, including the Libyan crisis and the Middle East peace process.

The Egyptian foreign minister will then head to Belarus to meet with President Alexander Lukashenko and deliver a handwritten letter from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to Lukashenko.

Shoukry will also meet with Belarus’s foreign and trade ministers.

On 29 August, Shoukry will head to Bucharest to hand a letter from El-Sisi to Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis.

The letter will stress Egypt’s keenness to bolster and develop its ties with Romania, especially in light of celebrating 110 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2016.

During the visit, Shoukry will sign three memorandums of understanding with Romanian officials regarding cooperation in the field of tourism, creating a mechanism for political dialogue between the two countries, and a mutual visa waiver to diplomatic passport holders from both countries.

Shoukry will also be a guest of honour in the annual meeting of Romanian ambassadors, where he is scheduled to give a speech.

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