Egypt, US stress close coordination on combating terrorism

Daily News Egypt
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Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and US counterpart Mike Pompeo stressed that their countries have ongoing close coordination to fight and uproot terrorism.

Shoukry had a phone call with Pompeo on Monday to discuss strategic ties between Cairo and Washington and other regional issues of mutual concern.

They mulled means to enhance and cement cooperation between both countries in different fields, spokesperson for Egyptian Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said.

Shoukry and Pompeo also touched upon crises in the Middle East region, including the Palestinian cause and conflicts in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, Hafez said.

The Egyptian minister highlighted Cairo’s efforts to achieve stability and security and reach a peaceful settlement for all crises in the region.

The call comes a day after US President Donald Trump said he would release the White House peace plan in the Middle East after the Israeli elections scheduled for September.

The so-called “Deal of the Century” is designed by Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, and aimed to end the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the region, the US administration said.

Trump remarks came three weeks since Kushner, accompanied by a White House team including Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and State Department official Brian Hook, started a Mideast tour seemingly to rally support from Arab leaders for the US peace plan.

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