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UAE, Egypt's FM to Discuss 3 Files

UAE, Egypt's FM to Discuss 3 Files

Saturday, 4 November, 2017 - 08:00
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a joint press conference July 5, 2017 (Photo credit should read KHALED ELFIQI/AFP/Getty Images)

Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry and UAE Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan will discuss a series of political issues, primarily the crisis of Qatar and recent developments in Libya.

Sources informed Asharq al-Awsat that the two officials will also explore the possibility of resuming peace process in the Middle East because of negotiations between Palestine and Israel were suspended.

Shoukry headed Friday night to the UAE on a several days' visit, where he will attend the 8th Sir Bani Yas forum organized by UAE foreign ministry in cooperation with the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Foreign ministry's spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that the annual event is a platform for figures and senior political officials to touch on regional and international peace and security issues within an unofficial framework.

The officials are expected to discuss several political issues like Qatari crisis, peace process in the Middle East, and situations in Libya and Iraq, added the spokesman.

Shoukry's participation is part of Egypt's keenness to maintain constant contact and exchange views between experts and top officials on peace, security and stability in the Middle East, added Abu Zeid.

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