Shoukry discusses Palestinian issue with Al-Safady and Erekat in Amman 

Mohammed El-Said
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Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Al-Safady in Amman on Sunday. The meeting discussed ways of boosting the bilateral relations and issues with common interest, ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson Ahmed Abou Zaid said in a statement.

The Jordanian minister praised the high level of relations between Cairo and Amman and asserted the strength and deepness of the relations which he said has historical roots, the statement read.

From his side, Shoukry praised the historical relations between the two countries that are developed in all fields. Also, he asserted working to boost the bilateral relations to achieve interests of the two countries, and the next meeting will be in Cairo.

According to the statement, the two sides discussed coordinating positions towards the Palestinian issue and its developments, and they asserted the necessity of working on reviving the peace process in the Middle East and reaching out to a fair and intensive compromise. They also asserted the importance of coordinating with the regional and international parties and the American administration.

Abou Zaid added that the meeting was followed by a tripartite one in presence of the lead negotiator of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Saeb Erekat, discussing the Palestinian issue and ways of boosting the peace process, especially before US president Donald Trump’s visit to the region.

Erekat praised the Egyptian-Jordanian efforts that aim to reach a fair and intensive compromise to the Palestinian issue. He also informed the two ministers about the results of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to the US and the Palestinian maneuvers to mobilise international support for the Palestinian issue in the status quo.

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed that Egypt supports the Palestinian issue, which is among the top of Egypt’s priorities. He added that the presence of a new US president created a positive power to push the Palestinian issue and this power needs to be invested in the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, the statement read.

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Mohammed El-Said is the Science Editor for the Daily News Egypt with over 8 years of experience as a journalist. His work appeared in the Science Magazine, Nature Middle East, Scientific American Arabic Edition, SciDev and other regional and international media outlets. El-Said graduated with a bachelor's degree and MSc in Human Geography, and he is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at Cairo University. He also had a diploma in media translation from the American University in Cairo.
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