Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen in Cairo- press photo
CAIRO – 14 October 2021: At a meeting with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen in Cairo, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed Egypt's support for all efforts aimed at finding a comprehensive settlement of the Syrian crisis.
For the first time since 2011, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Miqdad, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez on Twitter on September 25, 2021.
Both Ministers discussed ways to end the Syrian crisis, Hafez added, noting that the meeting took place at the headquarters of the Egyptian mission in New York City, on the sidelines of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76).
The meeting is the first of its kind since freezing Syria's membership in the Arab League in 2011 following the Syrian revolution against President Bashar al-Assad.
Early March 2021 at a ministerial meeting for Foreign Ministers of the Arab League, Shoukry called for re-thinking of Syrian membership in the Arab League.
Recently, It has been agreed to deliver the Egyptian natural gas to the Lebanese through Jordanian and Syrian pipelines, with putting a plan of action and a timetable for its implementation, announced the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in a statement.