Egypt and Russia reiterated the depth of their relations, underlining the importance to further enhance their close bilateral cooperation within several international frameworks.
This came during a joint round of talks hosted at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry’s headquarters and co-chaired by Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs and International Security Alaa Roshdi and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin.
Roshdi noted the profound history-honored Egypt-Russia relationship, stressing the importance of this session of consultations given the joint interests and challenges which both countries share at international fora.
The meeting tackled a wide range of topics of mutual concern and the two sides exchanged views on the crises in the Middle East region from the UN perspective, topped by the necessity of reaching a fair settlement for the Palestinian crisis in line with international legitimacy resolutions.
They also affirmed the necessity of political solutions for the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen as well as several African countries in conformity with respective UN resolutions.
Other issues discussed were related to UN Security Council expansion and reforms, peacekeeping operations, climate change and the UN Food Systems Summit.
The Egyptian side attending the talks shed light on the latest developments in the Ethiopian dam problem, stressing Cairo’s stance on the vital issue for national security.
Both sides agreed on intensifying consultations at all future international forums in the coming period.