Egypt, Afghanistan discuss bolstering bilateral ties, counterterrorism

Sami Hegazi
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Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed with his Afghan counterpart Mohammed Haneef Atmar, boosting joint cooperation relations between the two countries in different fields. They also discussed developments of ongoing peace talks in Afghanistan. 

During an online conversation on Tuesday, Shoukry emphasised the historical relations that bind the two countries, and Egypt’s keenness to support Afghanistan’s development efforts. 

He also expressed Egypt’s aspiration to participate in rebuilding Afghanistan, and transfer Egyptian expertise in several areas to the Afghan government, including planning and construction of new cities.

For his part, Atmar hailed the strong relations between the two countries, and Egypt’s support to his country, especially in the field of training and education, including scholarships, whether in Al-Azhar or public universities.

He further called for setting a roadmap for further cooperation in the political, economic, cultural, and security areas.

During the conversation, Atmar briefed Shoukry on the latest developments related to the peace process in Afghanistan. Shoukry stressed Egypt’s support for the people and government of Afghanistan in facing extremism and terrorism, and its condemnation of any attacks carried out against Afghan forces and civilians.

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