Other files discussed include the Syrian file, the situation in Sudan, the latest developments of the controversial Grad Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and the Palestinian-Israeli cause, Hafez said.
The two leaders tackled military and economic relations, besides the latest developments of joint cooperation regarding the ongoing investigations into the case of the Italian student, Giulio Regeni.
The Congolese foreign minister handed Shourky a written letter from Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Saudi writer Meshaal Aba Al Wadaa Al Harbi said that Egyptian-Saudi relations in the era of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi get stronger day by day.
Qatar Airways has suffered a $69 million loss this fiscal year, showing the challenges still facing Doha.
Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al Jarallah said Kuwaiti-Egyptian relations are strong and historical, KUNA reported Monday.
President of Cairo University Othman al Khosht said Wednesday that Egypt and Vatican should enjoy relations with various ties along with the religious one.
The West African country of Mauritania, a member of the Arab League, severed ties with Qatar on Tuesday.
Soccer's governing body FIFA said on Monday it was in "regular contact" with the organizing committee of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar amid Gulf's rift.
Egypt has given the Qatari ambassador in Cairo 48 hours to leave the country.
Qatar on Monday asked citizens to leave the United Arab Emirates within 14 days to comply with a decision by Abu Dhabi to sever ties with Doha.
Yemen has officially cut diplomatic ties with Qatar as of Monday, accusing Qatar of working with its enemies, the Yemeni state news agency said.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with the chairperson of the Russian Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, Saturday.