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Egypt, US Exchange Views on Region’s Crises

Egypt, US Exchange Views on Region’s Crises

Saturday, 29 January, 2022 - 08:45
Shoukry participates at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) meeting. Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Egypt and the United States have stressed continuous coordination to achieve stability in the region.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed bilateral ties during a phone call.

Spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Ahmed Hafez, said the two ministers discussed reinforcing bilateral relations.

They also exchanged points of view regarding several regional issues to achieve stability and security in the region.

Shoukry and Blinken led the US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue in Washington in November.

In another context, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry held consultations with a number of states and parties to learn about their visions on different topics regarding climate change, as part of ongoing preparations for hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).

Egypt is scheduled to host the annual conference in November this year in Sharm El-Sheikh.

In a statement, the ministry said the consultations were held via videoconference with the United States, Russia, Japan, Zambia, and a number of countries that share the same visions, as well as a group of African negotiators.

During the talks, the outcomes of the COP26 that was held in Glasgow were assessed, and the ongoing preparations for the November conference were discussed, the ministry added.

Shoukry took part in a virtual Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) meeting at the ministerial level.

The meeting was also attended by US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, COP President Alok Sharma, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change Ruslan Edelgeriev, and Secretary-General of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Patricia Espinosa.

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