Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry heads to Washington, DC on Monday for a two-day visit, during which he is expected to meet with high-ranking figures, according to a statement released by the ministry.
Shoukry is supposed to hold talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and members of the American Chamber of Commerce.
He will also meet with representatives of major American companies investing in Egypt and others, and he will participate in a round table with a number of influential American figures working in research centres that are interested in Egyptian and regional affairs.
Moreover, Shoukry is scheduled to attend interviews with American media outlets.
The visit comes within the framework of maintaining high-level contacts with the US administration, to strengthen strategic relations between the two countries, and to achieve common interests in different fields.
During the visit, officials will coordinate the timing of the next round of strategic dialogue and mechanism (2 + 2) at the level of the foreign and defence ministers of both countries.
The meetings will also discuss the exchange of views and assessments on a number of regional issues and challenges of common concern, particularly in view of the important regional developments.
“Washington and Cairo are keen to intensify consultation and coordination to enhance stability and peace in the region,” read the statement.