Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 09:37 GMT
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - FILE
CAIRO - 24 September 2020: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry underlined the importance of proceeding with international efforts to ensure that the services of the the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) would continue, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said on Thursday.
The UNRWA focuses on supporting education, health and relief efforts.
Shoukry - who is currently in Amman - made the remarks during a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini.
Shoukry hailed the pivotal humanitarian role played by the UNRWA to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian refugees, stressing Egypt's support for the UNRWA.
Meanwhile, Lazzarini expressed deep appreciation of the efforts being exerted by Egypt to back the UNRWA and the Palestinian cause.