Egypt’s FM Shoukry wishes success to new Algerian counterpart on assuming his post

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 Mar 2023

Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry congratulated his new Algerian counterpart, Ahmed Attaf, on assuming the post in a phone call on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) and his Algerian counterpart, Ahmed Attaf (L). Compiled photo


Shoukry and Attaf highlighted the distinguished relations between Egypt and Algeria, emphasising the importance of continuing to develop these relations in various fields as per the directives of the political leadership in both countries.

The ministers also discussed regional and international issues of mutual concern, particularly the Palestinian Cause and other issues related to the Arab region, according to a  statement by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Attaf, 70, is a veteran diplomat who previously served as Algeria’s foreign minister from 1996 to 1999.

He was named as the top Algerian diplomat, succeeding Ramtane Lamamra, who held the post since July 2021.

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