Egypt PM, FM arrive in Kyiv to promote African peace initiative

Ahram Online , Friday 16 Jun 2023

After a 12-hour train journey from the Polish border, Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry arrived in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Friday as part of a joint African peace mission to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Egypt s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry upon their arrival to Kyiv earlier Friday as part of the African Russian-Ukrainian peace mission. Photo : Egyptian Cabinet


Madbouly is leading the Egyptian delegation on behalf of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

The joint African delegation includes the heads of South Africa, Senegal, Comoros, Uganda, Zambia, and a representative from the Republic of Congo, in addition to Egypt.

The African delegation will hold talks today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that will be followed by a joint press conference.

After meeting with Ukrainian leadership, the delegation is scheduled to travel to Russia.

South African President Cyril Ramasphosa announced the initiative in May.


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