Shoukry heads to Doha for talks on GERD issue

Daily News Egypt
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Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed to the Qatari capital, Doha, carrying a message from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar,

The message pointed to the positive developments in Egyptian-Qatari relations, which improved following the signing of the Al-Ula Statement on 5 January 2021.

It also voiced Egypt’s aspiration to take further measures during the coming period to advance the priority areas of bilateral cooperation in a manner that achieves the interests of the two brotherly countries and peoples.

Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that Shoukry will participate, during the visit, in a consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers,

The meeting will be held at the invitation of Qatar, the president of the current session of the Arab League.

It aims at continuing coordination and consultation on the current Arab situation and ways to enhance joint action mechanisms against the growing challenges facing Arab countries and the regional environment.

Minister Shoukry will also participate in an extraordinary session of the Arab League at the ministerial level to discuss developments in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue, which will be held at the request of Egypt and Sudan following the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers.

He is also scheduled to hold a session of talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

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