Shoukry reviews with American Jewish Committee Egypt’s efforts to achieve comprehensive peace

Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Sep 2021

Shoukry stressed the depth of Egypt s strategic relations with the US and reviewed Egypt s vision toward the most prominent issues in the region

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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reviewed in a meeting with a delegation from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in New York Egypt’s efforts to revive the peace process and achieve comprehensive peace.

Shoukry said these tireless efforts made by Egypt aim to enhance the pillars of security and stability in the region, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry read.

The Egyptian FM, during the meeting, stressed the depth of Egypt’s strategic relations with the US and reviewed Egypt’s vision toward the most prominent issues in the region, the statement read.

The top Egyptian diplomat’s meeting with the AJC took place on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76).

Established in 1906, the AJC is a New York-based advocacy group with dozens of offices worldwide. It has partnerships with 37 global Jewish community organizations.

The organisation aims to influence public opinion and policy through its relationships and international presence.

In February last year, Shoukry received an AJC delegation in Cairo, during which they discussed the most pressing regional issues as well as the developments in Egypt-US relations.

During the 2020 meeting, the AJC delegation praised the efforts exerted by the Egyptian government in maintaining Jewish heritage in Egypt and preserving Egypt’s Jewish antiquities.

The Egyptian foreign minister has held over the past week meetings with top diplomats and counterparts from around the globe on the UNGA sidelines.

He also gave a speech during the high-level meeting celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action adopted in 2001 to fight racism.

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi also participated in the UNGA, delivering recorded remarks to the session on Tuesday and to the UN Food Systems Summit on Thursday.

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