Shoukry invites Comoro to participate Africa 2017 Forum

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 - 01:50 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - REUTERS

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - REUTERS

CAIRO - 11 November 2017: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry on Saturday discussed with his Comorian counterpart Mohamed el Amine Souef means of boosting bilateral relations in all domains.

The Comorian minister also conveyed a message from President of Comoros Azali Assoumani to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on joint cooperation between the two countries, foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.

During the meeting, Shoukry hailed as special the ties binding Egypt and Comoros, noting that Cairo is keen to foster them in all fields, particularly in electricity, energy, education and culture.

In this respect, he noted that Cairo hosts some 3,000 students from Comoros who are studying in Egypt.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian top diplomat lauded the two countries’ permanent consultation in the regional and international arenas.

He also underscored the importance of combating terrorism and extremism, commending the leading role played by Al Azhar and Dar al Ifta in this regard.

Separately, Shoukry said Egypt is looking forward to Comoros participation in Africa 2017 Forum, to be held in Sharm el Sheikh in December.

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