CAIRO – 17 July 2023: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Monday a phone call from his Norwegian counterpart Anniken Huitfeldt to confer over updates of the Sudanese crisis and the Palestinian Cause as well as bilateral relations.
The Norwegian minister was eager for listening to Shokry's assessment of the outcomes of the Sudan Neighboring States Summit that was hosted by Egypt on Thursday. On that front, she commended the country's initiative, and expressed hope that those states' efforts would contribute to resolving the crisis and terminating the war.
Minister Shokry presented Egypt's endeavors since the outbreak of the conflict to achieve a ceasefire. That is in addition to providing medical and humanitarian aid to fleeing Sudanese individuals at border crossings.
In a similar context, the minister lauded the congruence among the states that participated in the summit on respecting the sovereignty, unity and safety of Sudan, as well as not meddling with its internal affairs and preserving its state institutions.
They equally agreed on comprehensively handling the humanitarian repercussions of the crisis, facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid through their territories, forming a ministerial mechanism on the crisis that includes the foreign ministers, and salience of the political solution.
Answering the inquiries of the Norwegian counterpart, Minister Shokry displayed Egypt's perception of the situation in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, stipulating the importance of bringing violence to an end.
The minister added that Israeli recurrent storming into Palestinian cities and villages must be halted, asserting the importance of concerting international efforts to achieve pacification and revive hope for peace process resumption.