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Egypt's FM meets Hillary Clinton's adviser during US visit

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with the US Democratic Party primary candidate where they spoke about bilateral relations

Ahram Online , Thursday 31 Mar 2016
Wendy Sherman
A file photo for Wendy Sherman in 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met during his visit to Washington Wendy Sherman, an adviser to the US Democratic Party's presidential primary candidate Hillary Clinton, the foreign affairs ministry announced on Thursday.

The Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that during the meeting Sherman listened to Shoukry's evaluations of political and economic developments taking place in Egypt, the country's regional and international relations, as well as the country's efforts to fight terrorism.

"The meeting reflected the mutual wish to enforce Egyptian-American relations if Hillary Clinton wins the US presidential elections," the foreign ministry statement read.

Sherman noted that she was ready to transfer any message from the Egyptian side that would enforce the US's relationship with Egypt to Hilary Clinton, Abu Zeid said in the statement.  

The foreign ministry statement also noted that Shoukry previously knew Wendy Sherman from his time as Egypt's ambassador to Washington when she was the under-secretary of state for political affairs.

Sameh Shoukry is currently on a visit to the United States where Egypt is participating in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

The former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is competing against Senator Bernie Sanders in the on-going presidential primaries.

Unless one of the candidates pulls out of the race, the Democratic Party's official presidential nominee will not be decided until the party's national convention in July.

The US presidential elections will be held in November 2016. 


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