Egypt's FM discusses situation in Syria with UN special envoy

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Oct 2020

The Egyptian foreign minister stressed the necessity of confronting extremist and terrorist organisations

File photo: Egypt's FM Sameh Shoukry (L) during a previous meeting with the UN Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen in Cairo in March 2020. (Photo: Egypt's FM Spokesperson Facebook page)

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has reiterated to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen the necessity of "firmly confronting extremist and terrorist organisations and their regional sponsors."

In a phone call on Sunday, the two officials discussed the latest developments in Syria and how to push forward a political settlement in the conflict-worn country, a statement by the Egyptian foreign minister said.

Shoukry asserted that Egypt supports resolving the Syrian crisis in a manner that preserves the country's unity and sovereignty in light of Cairo's communication with moderate Syrian opposition factions to discuss putting an end to the Syrian conflict.

The UN envoy briefed the Egyptian minister on the outcome of his recent communications with different parties related to the crisis in Syria, during which he stressed the importance of backing efforts to set in motion the political process through its various paths.

Both sides voiced hope that the political approach would achieve progress in the upcoming period, including positive developments with regard to the constitutional committee, and by extension put UN Security Council Resolution 2254 into action.

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