Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry held a meeting on Wednesday with his US counterpart Anthony Blinken, where they discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation within the framework of the strategic relations between the two countries, as well as a number of international and regional issues of common concern.
Ahmed Hafez — the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — said that the two ministers expressed their pride this year as the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries draws near.
During their consultations, Shoukry stressed the importance of further intensifying consultations and coordination between the two countries on various issues of bilateral relations and issues of interest to both sides, and further enhancing their prospects in a way that serves the interests of the two friendly countries and peoples at all levels.
The meeting also addressed human rights issues and their perspectives, with Shoukry clarifying the importance of addressing them from a comprehensive perspective, taking into account the specificity of societies, and cooperation based on mutual respect to strengthen capacities.
Furthermore, the two ministers expressed their aspiration to continue to push forward various partnerships between their two countries in the coming period.
Additionally, the consultations witnessed a discussion on the latest developments on the international and regional arenas, and an agreement on continuing work and coordination to face the challenges facing the region and to reduce the negative effects of the crises in the regional and international arenas and their growing consequences.