CAIRO – 4 May 2023: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry made phone calls on Wednesday and Thursday to his Saudi, Sudanese, Iraqi, Algerian, Jordanian, Djiboutian, and Kenyan counterparts in order to prepare for the extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers on Sudan and Syria scheduled for May 7.
The ministry's spokesperson, Ambassador Ahmed Abou Zeid, pointed out that the call with the Kenyan minister comes within the framework of carrying out consultation and coordination on the Sudanese crisis. That is especially with regard to achieving a ceasefire and supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid.
The spokesperson noted that the call tackled the efforts deployed to resolve the crisis on the level of the Arab World, Africa, IGAD, and Sudan's neighboring states.
Minister Shokry had been to Jordan earlier this week to take part in the meeting of a committee, having as members Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq, on Syria.
The committee has been formed as an outcome of the consultative meeting of the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq. The convention was held in Jeddah on April 14 to discuss consolidating joint Arab work.
The Amman meeting was an opportunity for the ministers to confer over ways of dealing with the Syrian crisis, and enhancing Arab states' solidarity with the Syrian people to overcome its hardship.