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Egypt’s Shoukry discusses developments in Syria with UN special envoy

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 Apr 2020
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Reuters)
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Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed in a telephone call on Wednesday the latest developments in Syria with the UN special envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen, the foreign ministry said.
According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, the call comes as part of the continuing coordination between Cairo and the UN special envoy to push forward a peaceful reconciliation effort.
Minister Shoukry asserted Egypt’s determination to continue pushing for an end to the war and reaching a reconciliation in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2254 in a way that preserves the unity of Syrian territories and achieves the aspirations of the Syrian people.
The two officials discussed Cairo’s evaluation of the latest developments in Syria as well as its efforts to push forward the political process in the war-torn country, including its talks with the moderate Syrian opposition groups.
Shoukry added in the telephone call that terrorist and radical organisations and their regional supporters must be stopped.
The Egyptian minister also added that Syria should be supported during the coronavirus pandemic.
Special envoy Pedersen expressed his appreciation for the balanced Egyptian role in supporting the reconciliation efforts and restoring security and stability in Syria.
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