Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived Washington Monday for an official visit to deliberate with US officials over regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Shoukry is expected to meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and a number of US administration officials.
According to official release, Shoukry’s visit to the US comes “within the framework of intensifying communication and coordination between the two friendly countries.”
It added that it is in a bid to “to strengthen all frameworks of distinguished strategic relations between them and exchanging visions on the most prominent regional and international issues of common concern,” the ministry added.
During his visit, Shoukry will also hold meetings with a number of members of the US Chamber of Commerce and think tanks in the US.
In November 2021, Shoukry visited Washington during which he participated along with Blinken in the strategic dialogue between Egypt and the US, the first since 2015.
During the dialogue session, Shoukry highlighted special relations between the two countries at all levels, calling for continuing work to enhance bilateral cooperation frameworks.
This includes trade, energy, research, development, technology, higher education, cultural exchange, and health care, Shoukry said.
Shoukry also underscored Egypt’s pioneering role as a pillar for stability in the region, affirming the importance of ongoing cooperation with the US to achieve regional security and stability.
During the session, Shoukry also reviewed Egypt’s unwavering efforts to secure the pillars of decent life to Egyptian citizens and to enhance their civilian, political, economic, and social rights, taking into consideration each country’s culture.
He referred to the issuance of the national strategy for human rights in Egypt, which comes as a result of comprehensive social dialogue with the participation of civil society parties.
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