Egypt backs UN role in resolving Yemen crisis, FM Shoukry tells envoy

Sami Hegazi
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Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Hans Grundberg, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Yemen, on Monday to discuss the latest developments in the Yemen crisis and the efforts to reach sustainable solutions that would ensure the stability and sovereignty of Yemen.

According to Ahmed Abou Zeid, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s commitment to support the UN role in Yemen and to consolidate the path of calm and political solution. He also stressed the need to alleviate the humanitarian burden on the Yemeni people.

Grundberg briefed Shoukry on his contacts with various Yemeni and regional parties and expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s efforts on the political and humanitarian tracks. He also praised Egypt’s role in facilitating the process of unloading the Safir oil reservoir, which was a potential environmental threat to the Red Sea.

Shoukry reiterated Egypt’s position on supporting an inclusive political process that preserves the unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Yemen and addresses its economic and humanitarian challenges. He also congratulated the UN Secretary-General on the success of the first part of the UN plan to save the Safir oil reservoir.

The two sides also discussed the regional and international developments and their implications for the Yemeni issue.

On another note, Shoukry met with the ambassadors transferred to serve as heads of Egypt’s missions abroad and stressed the importance of Egyptian diplomacy in achieving Egypt’s strategic interests. He also stressed the need to adapt Egypt’s foreign policy to the changes of the global system and to maintain its constants.

Shoukry highlighted the importance of developing healthy and balanced relations with international and regional powers and strengthening ties with partners and friendly countries. He also emphasized the role of the Egyptian missions in supporting the Egyptian economy and attracting investments that would contribute to Egypt’s development plans.

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