Shoukry at the Council on Foreign Relations. Courtesy of the foreign ministry.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed on Thursday Egypt's foreign policy during a roundtable discussion organised by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, the foreign ministry said in a tweet.
Shoukry presented to the US-based nonprofit think tank, which specialises in US global affairs and foreign policy, on Egypt's diplomatic efforts on the international and regional fronts.
The roundtable came on the sidelines of Shoukry’s participation in the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
On Wednesday, Shoukry held separate meeting with his counterparts from Niger, Latvia, Somalia, South Korea, Tanzania and Italy to discuss bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern.
He also held a meeting with Cypriot FM Nikos Christodoulides and Greek FM Nikos Dendias to follow up on cooperation mechanisms between the three countries.
He later held another meeting with Jordan’s FM Ayman Safadi and Iraqi FM Fuad Hussein to follow up also on cooperation mechanisms between the theree countries.
Shoukry also met with Abdulla Shahid, the president of the UNGA’s 76th session, to discuss the most prominent topics on the UNGA’s agenda and the priorities for work during the coming period.
On Wednesday, Shoukry held a meeting with representatives of various countries to discuss reaching political solutions in the Libya crisis within the framework set during the Berlin conferences.
He also gave a speech during the high-level meeting celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action adopted in 2001 to fight racism.
The top diplomat held separate meetings with each of his counterparts from France, Ireland and Vietnam to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation.
On Tuesday, Shoukry held separate meetings with his counterparts from Estonia, Tunisia, Rwanda, India, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Ukraine, Pakistan, as well as Josep Borrell — the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy.