Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry and Tunisian counterpart Nabil Ammar. Tunis, Tunisia. August 8, 2023. Press Photo
CAIRO – 8 August 2023: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry affirmed Tuesday "Egypt's support to President Qais Said's measures and efforts aimed at building a better future for the Tunisian people, accomplishing stability in the country, and establishing the pillars of the new republic," as indicated in the ministry's press statement.
That was during his meeting with Tunisian counterpart Nabil Ammar as they also conferred over the civil wars in Libya, Syria, and Sudan, as well as the Palestinian Cause, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue, the repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine War on the region, illegal migration, and relations with international financing institutions.
The two ministers stressed the necessity of maintaining the current level of coordination between the two countries on those issues and challenges, in light of the precarious circumstances the world is enduring and that mandate solidarity.
Minister Shokry headed Monday to Tunisia to meet Tunisian President Qais Said as he will deliver a verbal message from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on bolstering bilateral ties, as indicated by the ministry's spokesperson.
Minister Shokry departed from the Chadian capital where he took part in the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Countries Neighboring Sudan. The main purpose of the visit to Tunisia is participating in the 15th session of the Egyptian-Tunisian Political Consultation Committee, as the minister discussed with his counterpart Nabil Ammar bilateral cooperation, as well as regional and international affairs of joint interest.
The two ministers also tackled preparations for the next meetings of the Egyptian-Tunisian Supreme Committee and the Joint Trade Committee, as well as activation of the joint business forum.
In 2022, 11 cooperation agreements and MoUs were signed during the Egyptian-Tunisian Supreme Committee that was chaired by the prime ministers of both countries. On the heads-of-state level, President Said paid Egypt an official visit in 2021.