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Egypt's FM Shoukry, Russian counterpart Lavrov discuss boosting bilateral ties

They also discussed means of resolving conflicts and crises in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in Libya, read the statement

MENA , Wednesday 10 Mar 2021
Sameh Shoukry
Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov (Photo: Ahram Online)
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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry had talks on Tuesday over the phone with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on promoting bilateral ties in the various domains, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

According to a statement published by the Russian embassy in Cairo on its Facebook account, the two sides discussed beefing up bilateral cooperation in light of the Comprehensive Partnership and Strategic Cooperation agreement that was signed between Cairo and Moscow in 2018.

They also discussed means of resolving conflicts and crises in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in Libya, read the statement.

The two sides stressed the necessity of shoring up international efforts, under the umbrella of the United Nations, to speed up the process of forming permanent public authorities and the return of normal and safe life to Libya, according to the statement.

It is hoped that the Libyan transitional leadership will be able to unify the State structures and financial and economic institutions in a short time along with preserving Libya's territorial integrity and sovereignty, the statement said.

The two ministers also asserted that they will continue coordination with the view to achieving comprehensive peace in the Middle East as per the existing international legal framework, including UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, it added.

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