Egypt’s FM Shoukry discusses terrorism, bilateral relation with US Congress delegation: statement

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met on Saturday in Cairo with a delegation from the U.S. Congress headed by Republican MP Dana Rohrabacher.

They discussed a number of issues; Egyptian government efforts to face terrorism targeting Egyptians, according to a statement by the ministry.

The meeting also saw a discussion on the different facets of political and economic reform programmes in Egypt as well as the importance of Egyptian-American relations, which require all efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation and coordination in facing the challenges in the region.”

The meeting also addressed Egypt’s role in bringing peace and stability to the Middle East, referring to the conflicts in Libya, Yemen, and Syria, as well as the fight against terrorism.

In December, Shoukry travelled to the US where he met with a number of congressmen and lawmakers to discuss a number of bilateral and regional matters, including U.S. military aid to Egypt and Cairo’s keenness on enhancing relations with the U.S. under the new administration of President Donald Trump.

Source: Ahram online

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