Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Sunday in Cairo with an American Jewish Committee (AJC) delegation to discuss the most pressing regional issues as well as the developments in Egypt-US relations.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Hafez said in a statement that the delegation was keen to hear about Egypt’s stance on regional issues, especially on the Palestinian–Israeli peace process.
Minister Shoukry emphasised Egypt’s support of any efforts to resolve the stalemate that has dominated the peace process for years, and that the country hopes for a fair and holistic settlement for the Palestinian cause.
Shoukry lauded during the meeting the recent developments in the strategic relations between Egypt and the US. He said that Egypt looks forward to enhancing its cooperation with the US in the different political, economic, development and investment fields.
Shoukry also touched on the efforts exerted by Egypt in the field of combating terrorism and extremism along with its efforts in development and economic reform. The minister asserted that such efforts help in reinforcing regional and international security.
The AJC delegation praised the efforts exerted by the Egyptian government in maintaining Jewish heritage in Egypt and preserving Egypt’s Jewish antiquities.
The AJC is a Jewish advocacy organisation founded in 1906; its headquarters is in New York City. The organisation aims to influence public opinion and policy through its relationships and international presence.