CAIRO – 27 August 2023: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Sunday a phone call from his Italian counterpart Antonio Tajani to learn about Egypt's assessment of events in Niger and ways to resolve the issue in diplomatic ways that would preserve security and stability in the country and the region.
Similarly, Minister Shokry presented Egypt's vision on political and security developments in Libya, and on options to push forward Libyan solutions that would ensure holding parliamentary and presidential elections in the nearest future.
In that context, the two minister agreed on continuing consultations in the coming period, and on holding a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) taking place in New York next September.
Shokry and Tajani also discussed bolstering economic cooperation, and Italian investments in Egypt leveraging the large capabilities of both countries. They equally conferred over common challenges in the Mediterranean, mainly illegal migration.