Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in a session of talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas on Monday January 12.
CAIRO - 12 January 2020: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held on Monday a session of bilateral talks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at Tahrir Palace in Cairo, following the conclusion of the quartet ministerial meeting on the Middle East peace process.
Ahmed Hafez, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a statement that the two ministers praised the distinguished level reached by the bilateral relations between Egypt and Germany, as well as speeding up the pace of coordination and common issues in light of the convergence of bilateral relations between the two countries on many regional and international levels.
He pointed out that the two ministers reviewed during the meeting bilateral files on political, economic and developmental aspects, and ways to enhance them in various fields in order to achieve the interests of the two countries.
The two ministers also discussed the results of the Cairo quadripartite meeting on advancing peace efforts in the region, as well as the need to revive the path of negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides.
Hafez indicated that the meeting also witnessed an exchange of views on the latest developments in the Libyan arena, where Shoukry reviewed the tireless efforts made by Cairo to restore the security and stability of Libya and the cohesion of state institutions.
Shoukry reviewed Egypt's position on the necessity of reaching a political solution to the Libyan crisis in accordance with the relevant Security Council resolutions and the results of the Cairo Declaration and the Berlin process to eliminate any external interference or any presence of terrorists, mercenaries and foreign forces on Libyan territory.
The Spokesman added that the two ministers discussed developments in the Eastern Mediterranean region, as Shoukry stressed the importance of cooperation with Germany and the various partners in the European Union in order to enhance stability in the region.