Egypt's Shoukry discusses Syria updates with French president's envoy

Ahram Online , Friday 14 Dec 2018

Shoukry and French special envoy
Egypt foreign minister Sameh Shoukry and French president special envoy François Sénémaud in Cairo (Photo: Egyptian Foreign ministry)

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed the latest developments concerning the crisis in Syria with the French president’s special envoy François Sénémaud on Thursday, the Egyptian foreign ministry said.

According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, Shoukry and Sénémaud discussed ways to push for a political solution to the situation in Syria based upon UN Security Council resolutions, especially the efforts to form a constitution committee under UN sponsorship.

Shoukry also discussed Egypt’s contacts with all parties involved, to support a political solution in Syria.

The pair also discussed the situation in north-eastern Syria, stressing that military escalation was dangerous.

Sénémaud expressed his appreciation of the balanced role Egypt was playing in Syria, asserting France's keenness to exchange evaluation of developments in Syria with Egypt.

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