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Arab leaders to address Israeli aggressions, Golan Heights issue in Tunisia

Shoukry holds number of bilateral meetings with Arab counterparts

The Tunisian capital is hosting on Sunday the Arab League summit which comes at a critical time for the entire region. Arab leaders are expected to discuss the latest decision of the United States President Donald Trump to recognise the Syrian Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

The Palestinian cause will also top the discussions amid the US resolutions and the Israeli aggressions against the Palestinian people and lands. They will also address countering terrorism, the Syrian crisis, and reaching political solutions for the conflicts in Yemen and Libya.

On Friday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, discussed bilateral relations with the Kuwaiti First Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabah Al Khalid Al Jaber Al-Sabah, in Tunisia.

The meeting, which addressed bilateral relations and exchanged visions about regional issues of mutual concern, came during the preparatory ministerial meeting of Arab ministers of foreign affairs, for the Arab summit which will be held on Sunday.

According to a statement of the foreign ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Hafez, the two diplomats expressed pride regarding bilateral cooperation. They also discussed means of boosting Arab mutual cooperation and the Palestinian cause.  

Moreover, Shoukry discussed Egyptian-Saudi relations with his Saudi counterpart, Ibrahim Al-Assaf. They also addressed updates of regional issues of mutual concern.

Also on Friday, foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq met in Tunisia as part of the regular meetings between the officials from the three countries in order to address means of mutual cooperation.  

According to a statement by the foreign ministry spokesperson, the three diplomats exchanged views about updates concerning regional issues of mutual concern. They stressed the necessity of further developing of Arab mutual work in order to maintain Arab national security.

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