Egypt-EU Association Council's meeting to convene on Sunday in Brussels

MENA , Ahram Online , Monday 13 Jun 2022

The Egypt-European Union Association Council's ministerial meeting is set to be held on Sunday, 19 June in Brussels, European diplomatic sources told the Egyptian state news agency MENA Sunday.

File Photo: Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry(R) meets with U High Representatives for Foreign Affairs and Security Josep Borrell(l) ON Sunday in Berlin, 19 January 2019 (Photo courtesy of Egypt s Foreign Ministry official Facebook page)

High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will co-chair the meetings.

In a statement, the European Council said the EU pays great attention to its relations with Egypt as a main partner and regional player, noting the association council will touch on the bilateral ties and political affairs.

The council will ratify the EU-Egypt partnership priorities till 2027, the statement read.

The new priorities include responses to the coronavirus pandemic, health and vaccines production files, as well as social and green files.

New priority areas also include the economy's digitisation and various artificial intelligence domains, Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt Christian Berger said in October 2021.

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