Shoukry partakes in Munich ministerial meeting on peace process in Middle East

Sami Hegazi
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Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed to Berlin on Wednesday to take part in the Munich ministerial meeting on the peace process in the Middle East.

The Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Jordan, Germany and France will take part in the meeting to discuss the developments in the occupied Palestinian territories and ways to push for and intensify the efforts of de-escalation between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, said Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman of the Foreign Ministry.

He added that the explosive situation in the occupied Palestinian territories as a result of the repeated incursions by Israeli forces into Palestinian cities and the unlawful targeting of civilians represents a dangerous escalation that threatens to get out of control.

This requires the intensification of all international efforts to halt repeated Israeli attacks against the Palestinians and coordinated action by regional and international actors to that end.

The Munich Group is the group of foreign ministers from Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany who met in February 2020 on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

Subsequent meetings were held in July 2020, September 2020 in Jordan and January 2021 in Cairo, Paris in March 2021, and Munich on 19 February 2022.

On 22 September 2022, the group met with Spanish politician Josep Borrell, who serves as the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tore Winisland, and issued a statement with the aim of advancing the Middle East peace process towards a just, comprehensive and lasting peace based on a two-state solution.

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