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Egypt’s Shoukry discusses Libya, GERD with Russian counterpart

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 Jun 2020

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed on Wednesday the latest developments in Libya in a telephone call with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, the Egyptian foreign ministry said.

According to the foreign ministry, the two officials agreed on the importance of supporting UN efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to the Libyan crisis in a way that restores security and eliminates all forms of terrorism.

Moscow received on Wednesday officials from Tripoli’s’ Government of National Accord (GNA) for talks.

Shoukry and Lavrov also discussed the latest developments concerning the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) where the Egyptian foreign minister made it clear that Egypt welcomed the resumption of the talks between it, Sudan and Ethiopia, while asserting Cairo's complete rejection of any "unilateral action"  taken by Ethiopian on the project without a prior agreement.

The two officials also discussed the latest developments concerning the peace process in the Middle East and the importance of supporting the two-state solution.

Minister Shoukry warned against any unilateral Israeli action to annex the West bank, which he said would complicate the issue and affect regional stability and security.

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