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Shoukry, Blinken Hold Talks in Washington

Shoukry, Blinken Hold Talks in Washington

Thursday, 14 April, 2022 - 07:00
Egypt’s Foreign Minister and his US counterpart in a joint meeting in Washington on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks with his US counterpart, Antony Blinken, in Washington on Wednesday.

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said discussions tackled aspects of bilateral and strategic ties.

“Shoukry underscored the importance of continuous political consultations and coordination on various international and regional issues of common interest,” Hafez added.

Shoukry held a discussion panel in the Middle East Institute, in which he underlined the depth of US-Egyptian strategic ties and reviewed Egypt’s vision on regional issues and challenges.

He also met with representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and pointed to the comprehensive development boom in Egypt.

Talks also touched on the economic and trade relations between the two countries.

The FM invited US companies to take part in Cairo’s sustainable development efforts, especially in the clean and renewable energy sectors.

He referred to Egypt’s vision for the upcoming COP27 Climate Summit, which will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea Resort, in addition to the private sector’s key role in addressing climate change.

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