FM Shoukry holds meetings with top diplomats, officials in New York

Ahram Online - MENA , Monday 20 Sep 2021

Egypt s top diplomat held multiple meetings with various foreign officials on the sidelines of the UNGA

Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry in his meeting with Albanian counterpart Olta Xhaçka on the sidelines of the UNGA on Monday (Photo: Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held meetings on Monday with various foreign officials and top diplomats after his arrival in New York to participate in the upcoming 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly Meetings (UNGA).

Earlier on Monday, FM Shoukry discussed with Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohamed Al-Menfi the latest developments in Libya and efforts to reach a holistic political settlement.

According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, the two sides called for building on the momentum witnessed in relations between Egypt and Libya over the past period.

During the meeting, Shoukry stressed on Egypt’s support to any efforts attempting to settle the situation in Libya according to the roadmap the Libyan populace approved as well as the UN Security Council’s resolution No.2570.

The Egyptian Foreign Minister also met with his Albanian counterpart Olta Xhaçka on the sidelines of the UNGA.

The two ministers discussed means of boosting cooperation and coordinating stances between the two countries at international forums, according to the ministry.

Shoukry also congratulated Albania on obtaining a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for the 2022-2023 term. 

The Egyptian foreign minister and the accompanied delegation also held a meeting with Cypriot foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides, where they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries as well as recent regional and international developments.

Additionally, Shoukry held a meeting afterwards with Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean Nasser Kamel.

According to the ministry, Shoukry communicated Egypt’s appreciation of the organisation’s role in promoting cooperation across the Mediterranean.

The Egyptian top diplomat also held a meeting with Sweden’s foreign minister Ann Linde, where they discussed ways to boost Egyptian Swedish bilateral relations.

Shoukry and Linde also exchanged views concerning regional and international issues of mutual interest.

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