Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York.
The meeting dealt with various aspects of bilateral relations and regional and international developments of mutual interest.
Ahmed Abu Zeid — Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — said that the meeting stressed the importance of the strategic partnership between Egypt and the US as a key pillar of security and stability in the Middle East and the importance of exploring all possible ways to upgrade it to wider horizons.
He added that the two ministers exchanged views on a number of regional issues, the most important of which are the situations in Libya, Syria, Palestine, and Yemen, in addition to the developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
The ministers also discussed the ongoing preparations for the 27th UN Conference of parties on Climate Change (COP27), as well as ways to mitigate the negative consequences of the Ukrainian crisis on food security.