Egypt's FM to co-preside over Egyptian-Saudi Political Consultation Committee



Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 10:01 GMT


Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 10:01 GMT

FILE - Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry

FILE - Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry

CAIRO – 1 December 2020: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry headed on Tuesday to Riyadh to co-preside over the Egyptian-Saudi Political Consultation Committee.


Shokry will meet his Saudi counterpart after senior officials from both countries coordinated the content of their meeting a day earlier.


The ministers will thoroughly discuss growing challenges facing the region and ways to handle accelerating developments of regional and international matters of mutual interest.  


The meeting will also tap on the Egyptian-Saudi solidarity in the face of threats to their security, stability, and Arab national security. It also consists of talks on pushing forward bilateral cooperation.


On November 27, high-level officials from the foreign ministries of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan held a meeting to discuss the updates of the Syrian crisis, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said.


Photos published by the ministry showed that the consultative meeting took place virtually.


The officials from the four countries have discussed ways to resolve the Syrian crisis, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council’s resolution no. 2254, in a way that protects Syria’s unity and territorial integrity.


The officials also discussed enhancing joint efforts to preserve the Arab identity of Syria and the resources of the Syrian people.


Earlier in November, Egypt voiced its rejection of any “forced demographic change” could occur in Syria, announced Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in a meeting with UN secretary-general for Syria Geir Pedersen in Cairo.


Shoukry highlighted the need for political moves, with decisive and effective combating against armed terrorist organizations that transport from Syria to other areas of disputes, according to a statement from the ministry.


The Egyptian foreign minister affirmed Egypt’s continued efforts in contacting all the concerned parties in the Syrian file, praising the UN efforts to solve the Syrian crisis politically, the statement added.



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