FM Shoukry discusses Sudan, Syria with Arab counterparts ahead of 7 May meeting

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 May 2023

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry made a round of phone calls in the past 48 hours with various Arab foreign ministers to discuss developments in Sudan and Syria in preparation for the upcoming extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers on the two countries on 7 May.

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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Arab and African counterparts he spoke with on the phone in the past 48 hours.


According to Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FM Shoukry spoke on the phone with Sudan FM Ali Al-Sadiq, Saudi Arabia FM Faisal bin Farhan, Iraq FM Fouad Hussein, Algeria FM Ahmed Attaf, Jordan FM Ayman Safadi and Djibouti FM Mahmoud Ali Youssef,

“FM Shoukry’s discussions with the Arab foreign ministers were part of ongoing Egyptian consultations and coordination on stances in preparation for the exceptional meeting of Arab foreign ministers regarding Sudan and Syria,” Abu Zeid explained in a press conference at the headquarters of the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo on Thursday.

Ambassador Abu Zeid told reporters that FM Shoukry also spoke to the Foreign Minister of Kenya Alfred Mutua “within the framework of consultation and coordination regarding the Sudanese crisis, particularly concerning efforts to reach a cease fire and enhance and support the access to humanitarian aid to our brothers in Sudan.”

This call also addressed the coordination of efforts to resolve the crisis in Sudan within the frameworks of Arab and African nations as well as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in addition to Sudan's neighbouring countries, Abu Zeid added. 

Kenya, South Sudan and Djibouti - all three IGAD member states, are playing an active role to negotiate a lasting ceasefire between warring sides in Sudan.

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