Egypt south of Cairo the capital- CC via Wikimedia
CAIRO – 3 March 2022: The Ukrainian embassy in Cairo expressed its deep gratitude to Egypt for the latter voting for a UNGA resolution demanding that Russia immediately end its military operations in Ukraine.
“As always, Egypt supports the truth. Therefore, it was not surprising that Egypt - with all its status, civilization and wise leadership - denounced the unjustified brutal Russian aggression against Ukraine,” the embassy said in a statement on Thursday.
“As we appreciate this noble position of Egypt, we offer all the meanings of thanks and gratitude in all languages, besides [our] appreciation and gratitude to Egypt’s people, President and government,” the statement added.
Out of 193 UN Member States, a total of 141 countries voted in favor of the resolution, “which reaffirms Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.” Meanwhile, five countries (Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea, Russia and Syria) voted against it, while 35 abstained.
Egypt’s vote in favor of the resolution based on he following points: seeking for a political and diplomatic ways to put an end to this crisis; looking into to the main reasons behind this crisis; rejecting to the principle of imposing economic sanctions outside the international multilateral system; having the responsibility of ensuring a safe passage for the civilians without discrimination amid as some reports indicated some discriminatory actions on borders; warning of the economic and social repercussions of this crisis.
When Russia started its “full-scale” military operation in Ukraine on Feb. 24, Egypt stated that it was following with deep concern the successive developments regarding the situation in Ukraine.
Egypt “affirms the importance of upholding dialogue and diplomatic solutions, as well as endeavors that would hasten the political settlement of the crisis in a manner that preserves international security and stability, and ensures that the situation does not escalate or deteriorate, and thus to avoid aggravating humanitarian and economic conditions, with their impacts on the region and worldwide,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Feb. 24, 2022.