Shoukry’s visit to Estonia strengthens oil, energy cooperation

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 09:41 GMT

 Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is holding talks with Estonian counterpart Sven Mikser in Tallinn on August 22, 2017- Press Photo

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is holding talks with Estonian counterpart Sven Mikser in Tallinn on August 22, 2017- Press Photo

CAIRO – 22 August 2017: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has delivered a written letter from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to his Estonian counterpart Sven Mikser on strengthening bilateral ties and coordinating stances in several international meetings within the framework of his three-day European tour which began on Monday in Moscow and is set to end on Wednesday in Lithuania.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is holding talks with Estonian counterpart Sven Mikser in Tallinn on August 22, 2017- Press Photo

Shoukry’s visit to Tallinn aims at boosting Egyptian relations with the Baltic States amid their growing influence inside the European Union, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement stressed the importance of strengthening the bilateral relations between Egypt and Estonia, adding that Egypt is looking forward to reap the harvest of the European Council meetings, held in Brussels past July.

This is the first time for an Egyptian minister to visit Estonia and Lithuania, noted Abu Zeid.

The Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid expressed her support to Egypt and its influential role in enforcing the security and stability in the Middle East region and Africa against terrorism.

Shoukry tackled several regional and international issues such as immigration, international security and combating terrorism. Moreover, the bilateral relations included economic and investment talks.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is holding talks with Estonian counterpart Sven Mikser in Tallinn on August 22, 2017- Press Photo

Shoukry stressed the necessity of cooperation between Egypt and Estonia so that Egypt can benefit from Estonia’s experiences in the fields of oil, energy, communication and information technology.

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