Shoukry stresses to UN envoy the importance of the Arab role in Syrian crisis

Ahram Online , Thursday 25 May 2023

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated to the United Nations special envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, during a meeting in Geneva on Thursday, the importance of the Arab role in resolving the prolonged Syrian crisis.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in his meeting with the special UN envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen in Thursday in Geneva. Photo : Egyptian Foreign Ministry



Shoukry and Pederson reviewed the gradual and step-by-step approach to resolving the Syrian crisis that was discussed during the meetings held in Jeddah, Amman, and the 32nd Arab Leaders Summit in Jeddah, and that accorded with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

Shoukry also emphasized Egypt's commitment to continuing coordination between the Arab Ministerial Committee on Syria and the Special Envoy to consolidate all the efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis.

The Special Envoy to Syria expressed, in turn, his keenness to work with the Arab Ministerial Committee, reiterating that he appreciated the continuous communication with Egypt about the Syrian crisis.

In early May, the League of Arab States reinstated the membership of the Syrian Arab Republic after more than a decade-long suspension.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shoukry will discuss during his current visit to Geneva bilateral cooperation and regional issues, especially those of Sudan and Syria, with representatives of several international organizations. 

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