Egyptian, Malaysian FMs discuss preparations for joint ministerial commission

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 09:34 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Malaysian counterpart, Hishammuddin Hussein – Egyptian Foreign Ministry

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Malaysian counterpart, Hishammuddin Hussein – Egyptian Foreign Ministry

CAIRO – 15 July 2021: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Malaysian counterpart, Hishammuddin Hussein, discussed on Wednesday the preparations for the joint ministerial commission scheduled to be held in Kuala Lampur and the arrangements in this regard.

This includes the first meeting for political consultations between senior officials of the two countries' foreign ministries to be held in Cairo, a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry read.

In a phone call, Shoukry and Hussein discussed fostering bilateral relations between Egypt and Malaysia in all fields and boosting them into broader horizons.

The two ministers affirmed their keenness to enhance joint work and continue advancing the path of cooperation between Egypt and Malaysia in various fields.

They also highlighted the need to continue consultations to coordinate positions regarding regional and international issues of concern.

Trade exchange between Egypt and Malaysia amounted to about $503 million during 2020, Minister of Industry Nevine Gamea announced this month.

Sisi received Hussein in Cairo last month, where they welcomed efforts to intensify cooperation between the two countries.

Sisi and Hussein during the meeting exchanged visions on regional and international issues of mutual concern, especially counter-terrorism efforts.

The Malaysian minister lauded the efforts made by the Egyptian state to face extremism and terrorism domestically and regionally.

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