Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Mikdad arrived at the head of a delegation in Cairo on Saturday. This is his first visit to Egypt since he was named as Syria's FM.
Senior officials from the Protocol Department and staff from the Syrian embassy in Egypt met Al-Mikdad upon his arrival to the VIP lounge at Cairo Airport.
Earlier, SANA reported that Mikdad will visit Egypt upon the invitation of Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry, saying discussions will focus on "strengthening bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, as well as the latest regional developments.”
Shoukry visited Damascus on February 27, and conveyed to President Bashar al-Assad a message from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in which he affirmed Egypt’s solidarity with Syria and his pride in the historical relations between the two countries, highlighting Cairo's keenness to boost those ties.