Egypt - Foreign Affairs

Biden’s top ME advisor to visit Cairo, Tel Aviv for talks on possible Israeli ground assault on Rafah

Brett McGurk, White House coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, will visit Egypt and Israel this week to hold talks on the possible Israeli assault in Rafah city in southern Gaza, Axios reported on Tuesday.

Egypt FM Shoukry to participate in G20 first ministerial meeting of Sherpa Track in Brazil

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to participate in the first ministerial meeting of the Sherpa Track scheduled for 21-22 February, according to a statement by Ahmed Abu-Zeid, foreign ministry spokesperson, on Tuesday.

Hamas chief Haniyeh in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials to stop Israeli aggression on Gaza

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas political bureau, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday, heading a delegation from the movement to hold talks with Egyptian officials on ongoing efforts to stop the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

Egypt enjoys Belgium’s support in de-escalating Gaza crisis: PM De Croo to Sisi

In a phone call with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Monday to discuss the Gaza Strip, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo affirmed his country’s readiness to support any Egyptian efforts to de-escalate the situation in Gaza and the region.

Sisi extends condolences to Jordan’s king, crown prince over death of Princess Rajwa’s father

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has expressed his condolences to the Jordanian leadership and people over the passing of Khalid bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saif, the father of Princess Rajwa Al-Hussein, the crown prince's wife.

African Union endorses Egypt’s Khaled El-Enany’s bid for UNESCO Director-General’s position

Egypt welcomed the African Union's decision to endorse the candidacy of Egypt's nominee for the position of Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Dr Khaled El-Enany, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Egypt to submit oral argument at ICJ on Israeli violations in Palestinian territories Wednesday

Egypt is set to deliver an oral argument before the International Court of Justice on Wednesday on Israeli policies and practices in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, the country's State Information Services (SIS) said in a statement on Sunday.

Israeli restrictions on aid demonstrate genocidal intent: Human rights mission

A joint Egyptian-Palestinian human rights mission reported on Saturday that its findings indicate Israel's criminal intent to commit genocide, citing restrictions on life-saving aid entering the Gaza Strip.

Any military operation in Rafah poses a direct threat to Egypt’s national security: Shoukry in Munich

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday that any military operation in Rafah would pose a direct threat to Egypt’s national security, adding that there is no need to escalate the situation future.

In Photos: Egypt establishing logistics hub for Gaza aid in North Sinai: Governor

Mohamed Abdel-Fadil Shousha, the governor of North Sinai, announced on Saturday that the Egyptian government is establishing a logistics hub in Rafah, Egypt to receive aid provided by Egypt, foreign countries, as well as regional and international organizations.

Cairo's categorical rejection of displacements of Palestinians to Egypt enjoys int'l consensus: Sisi to Macron

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reiterated In a telephone call with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday Cairo's "categorical rejection of the displacement of Palestinians to Egypt in any shape or form," stressing that this position "enjoys full international consensus."

FM Shoukry discusses Gaza war, regional crises with counterparts, global leaders at Munich Security Conference

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed the latest developments in the region with several heads of state and counterparts on the sidelines of the 60th edition of the Munich Security Conference, held from 16-18 February.

Egypt considers any Israeli forcible displacement of Palestinians 'war crime' and would never be party to it: SIS chief

Diaa Rashwan, the head of Egypt’s State Information Service, denied media reports alleging that Egypt is building camps on the Egyptian side of the border in Sinai to accommodate displaced Palestinians from Gaza, stressing Cairo considers any Israeli forcible displacement of Palestinians from the strip a war crime and would never be a part of it.

Egypt elected as member of African Peace and Security Council for two-year term

Egypt was elected as a member of the African Peace and Security Council (PSC) for the 2024-2026 term, receiving an overwhelming majority of 44 out of 46 votes in the elections held on Wednesday and Thursday.

Egypt FM Shoukry to participate in Munich Security Conference

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry will travel to Munich to participate in the 60th edition of the Munich Security Conference, held from 16 -18 February, the Foreign Ministry announced.

Egypt pushing for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza: Sisi to Canadian PM Trudeau

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reviewed in a telephone call with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Egypt’s efforts to reach an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, exchange prisoners, and give access to humanitarian aid in large and sufficient quantities to the people of the Strip.

Presidents Sisi and Lula Da Silva call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza war at presser in Cairo

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Brazilian counterpart, Lula da Silva, called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the release of captives and prisoners held by both sides of the conflict.

North Sinai Governor denies rumors of 'constructing displacement camps' for Gazans in Egyptian Rafah

North Sinai Governor Mohamed Abdel-Fadil Shousha denied the rumors about the construction of camps to accommodate Palestinians in case they are forced to leave Gaza, the Al-Arabiya Satellite channel reported on Thursday.

Sisi holds summit with Lula da Silva at presidential palace in Cairo

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva held a summit on Thursday at the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in Cairo to discuss strengthening ties between the two countries and coordination in international gatherings.

Egyptian and Turkish first Ladies tour Haya Karima projects and Red Crescent HQ

Egypt's First Lady Entissar Amer and her Turkish counterpart Emine Erdoğan visited late Wednesday the main operations rooms of Haya Karima foundation and the Egyptian Red Crescent headquarter in Cairo, the Egyptian Presidency's Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy said.

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