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The Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Djibouti

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman and Director of the Public Diplomacy Department at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, met on Friday, January 19, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Djibouti, Mahmoud Ali Youssef, during his visit to the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to participate in the Non-Aligned Countries Summit.

The official spokesman explained that the meeting discussed the most prominent regional developments related to the situation in Sudan and Somalia, where they agreed on the importance of reaching a ceasefire in Sudan, which paves the way for the start of a political process that puts an end to the suffering of the brotherly Sudanese people.

Ambassador Abu Zaid added that the two sides stressed the seriousness of the recent developments related to the situation in Somalia, and the negative effects they reflect on the stability of the region, stressing their rejection of any attempt to violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Somalia, and the importance of working to preserve the unity of Somalia.

The official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concluded his statements by noting that the two sides agreed to continue consultation and close coordination regarding relevant regional developments, in light of the close and historical ties that unite the two countries with the brotherly Sudanese and Somali peoples.

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