Kerry, Shoukri discuss Egypt, US relations

Ahram Online , Monday 13 Apr 2015

Egypt and the United States' top diplomats discuss bilateral relations in a phone call on Sunday

Kerry and Shoukri
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri address the media before a meeting at a hotel in Cairo June 22, 2014 (Photo:Reuters)
The United States' secretary of state John Kerry called Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukri on Sunday to discuss bilateral relations between both countries, according to a statement from Egypt's foreign ministry.
They covered topics including the fighting in Libya, the Syrian civil war, the Palestinian cause and the unrest in Iraq and Yemen, the statement said.
Jerry and Shoukri also discussed coordination between the two countries within international institutions such as the United Nations, according to their common interests, the statement said.
In March, the US released millions of dollars worth of military aid to Egypt, after previously withholding part of this aid as a result of Washington's criticism of the ouster of democratically-elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
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