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Egypt, US Agree to Maintain Coordination on Regional Affairs

Egypt, US Agree to Maintain Coordination on Regional Affairs

Tuesday, 20 August, 2019 - 04:45
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry following their meeting in Cairo, Egypt, January 10, 2019. (Reuters)
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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry telephoned on Monday his American counterpart Mike Pompeo as part of the regular coordination and consultation between their two countries.

Discussions focused on efforts to develop cooperation between Egypt and the United States in various fields, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez. They also agreed to maintain coordination over all issues of common interest.

They also stressed their ongoing close coordination in combating terrorism.

Shoukry and Pompeo tackled developments in the Middle East, including the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Shoukry underlined the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the conflict based on the two-state solution and international resolutions.

They also covered the crises in Syria, Yemen and Libya and the developments in the Arabian Gulf.

Shoukry highlighted Egypt’s efforts to achieve stability and security in the region.

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