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Egyptian sailors stuck in Kherson evacuated from Ukraine: Egyptian foreign ministry

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday that Egyptian sailors who were stuck in the Ukrainian city of Kherson for more than month have been evacuated from Ukraine and preparations are underway for their return to Cairo.

Resolution suspending Russia from UNHRC threatens UN credibilty: Egypt

Egypt said the resolution to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) "squanders the organisation’s mechanisms” and “could weaken the credibility of the UN and its mechanisms," before abstaining on the vote.

INTERVIEW: Cairo-Islamabad - Inching closer

Sajid Bilal, the ambassador of Pakistan to Egypt, talks to Ahram Online about a new momentum of cooperation between Islamabad and Cairo on the bilateral and multilateral fronts.

Egypt, EU selected for chairmanship of Global Counterterrorism Forum 2022-2025

The Coordinating Committee of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) approved on Wednesday the chairmanship of Egypt and the European Union of the forum each for two years, succeeding Canada and Morocco.

Egypt welcomes formation of presidential council in Yemen to complete transitional phase

Egypt has welcomed the formation of a new presidential council in Yemen with full presidential powers, saying it hopes that such a step will help Yemen complete the transitional phase and move toward security and safety.

Turkey will take more steps to normalise relations with Egypt: Cavusoglu

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that Ankara will soon take additional steps to normalise relations with Egypt, building upon the steps it has already taken, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported.

EU to provide Egypt with €100 million to face rising food prices due to Russia-Ukraine war

The European Union will provide Egypt with a grant worth €100 million in response to the surging food prices on the heels of Russia’s war on Ukraine, EU Ambassador Christian Berger said in a statement on Wednesday.

World Bank keen to support Egypt during COP27 presidency: WB official

World Bank (WB) Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships Mari Pangestu said on Tuesday that the bank is keen to provide all means of support to Egypt during its presidency of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) and to stimulate climate action-related efforts in Egypt and the African continent.

Egypt supplies South Sudan with 2 mln doses of vaccines for livestock

Egypt has dispatched a shipment of two million doses of veterinary vaccines to brotherly South Sudan to protect the livestock there, the Egyptian Ministry for Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced on Tuesday evening.

Arab League confers with Ukraine's FM, seeks diplomatic resolution to war: Egyptian FM

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry along with members of the Arab League’s Ukraine crisis liaison group held a consultation session with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in the Polish capital Warsaw Tuesday with the aim of reaching a diplomatic solution to the Russia-Ukraine war.

Egypt extends condolences to Sudan over victims of capsized boat

Egypt has extended condolences to Sudan over the drowning of more than 20 people when a boat carrying agricultural workers capsized in southeastern Sennar province last week.

Arab states willing to mediate in Russia-Ukraine crisis: Egyptian FM

Arab countries are willing to mediate between Russia and Ukraine to achieve an urgent halt of military operations in Ukraine, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Monday.

Egyptian medical students fleeing war in Ukraine required to do practical training at home

Two Ukrainian medical universities have asked the Egyptian authorities to allow Egyptian students who will continue their degrees online after fleeing the war-hit country to take their practical trainings at home in local private or government hospitals.

Egypt’s FM leaves for Moscow to push diplomatic solutions for Russian-Ukrainian conflict

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry left for Moscow on Monday as part of Ukraine crisis liaison group of the Arab League (AL) to hold discussions with Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers to help reach a diplomatic solution for the conflict.

UK is focused on encouraging Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia to reach solution in GERD dispute under AU

The UK "is currently focused on encouraging Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to reach a suitable solution" for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) dispute that satisfies all three parties - under the auspices of the AU, the UK’s Ambassador to Egypt Gareth Bayley said.

Egypt condemns Israeli storming of Aqsa Mosque, targeting of Palestinians

Egypt has strongly condemned recent Israeli escalation in the Palestinian territories, including settlers’ storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque under the Israeli police protection and the continued targeting of Palestinian citizens.

Arab League Ukraine crisis group heads to Moscow, Warsaw to push diplomatic solution

The Arab League’s Ukrainian crisis liaison group will hold meetings with Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers in Moscow and Warsaw this week to seek a diplomatic solution to end the war.

FM Shoukry calls on France to support Egyptian efforts to mitigate Ukraine crisis’ impacts

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry has called on France, as current president of the European Union, to provide economic and political support to help Egypt mitigate the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Egypt welcomes UN announcement of two-month truce in Yemen

Egypt welcomed an announcement made by UN Special Envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg regarding implementing a two-month cease-fire in the wartorn country starting 2 April — this year’s first day of Ramadan.

Sudanese factions agree to form coordinating committee to manage joint partisan work

Representatives of Sudanese parties and federal factions have agreed on the formation of a high coordinating committee to manage joint partisan work during a round of dialogue in Cairo.

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