Egypt, Russia FMs discuss regional developments, bilateral relations

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Jan 2019

FM Shoukry, FM Lavrov
File Photo: Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) (Photo: AFP)

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed in a phone call on Monday various bilateral and regional issues.

In an official statement, Egypt's foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said that Shoukry and Lavrov discussed how to reach a political resolution to the deadlock in Syria in a way that safeguards the unity and sovereignty of the Syrian state.

The two FMs also agreed on the importance of continued support for a comprehensive and fair solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the two-state solution, which is a main pillar to achieving peace and security in the region.

Shoukry and Lavrov also discussed bilateral ties and cooperation in all fields between the two countries in the upcoming period.

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