Egyptian, Chinese FMs discuss GERD, Ukraine crisis on UNGA sidelines



Mon, 26 Sep 2022 - 03:20 GMT


Mon, 26 Sep 2022 - 03:20 GMT

CAIRO – 26 September 2022: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed with his Chinese counterpart, Minister Wang Yi, a number of international issues including the crisis in Ukraine and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam issue.

This came as the ministers met on Sunday on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry read.

The ministers exchanged visions on the most important international and regional issues of mutual concern and agreed on continuing consultations with the aim of enhancing regional and global security and peace.

This comes especially in light of the current challenges on the international arena, the statement said.

Shoukry extended congratulations to Minister Yi ahead of the 73rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China next October.

The two sides affirmed the keenness of Egypt and Chine in advancing their fields of cooperation during the coming period in light of the special and historic relations between the two countries.


On the sidelines of the UNGA session, Shoukry held numerous meetings with his counterparts from all over the world as well as a number of high-level officials and country leaders over the past days.

Shoukry’s discussions with the officials were largely focused on the repercussions of the Ukraine crisis, the need to relaunch peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis, and enhancing bilateral cooperation in various fields with other countries.

As COP27 president-designate, Shoukry also reviewed Egypt’s vision regarding climate change and ambitions to advance climate action during the conference, which Egypt is scheduled to hold in Sharm El-Sheikh city between 6 and 18 November.



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