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Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry receives a call from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand

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 Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received a phone call from Mr. Winston Peters, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand.

The official spokesman for the Foreign Ministry stated that the call comes within the framework of the two foreign ministers’ keenness to discuss ways to enhance various mechanisms of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, and in light of this year’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Egyptian-New Zealand relations, where the two ministers stressed the importance of the opportunities available to advance… The path of bilateral relations at the political and economic levels to broader horizons, and we look forward to the upcoming round of political consultations in Cairo yielding tangible results that add to the efforts of both sides towards strengthening the overall frameworks of bilateral cooperation.

Ambassador Abu Zeid added that the two Foreign Ministers discussed in detail the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, and the paths of action at the political and diplomatic levels to fully implement the resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly, as well as the measures imposed by the International Court of Justice, where Minister Shukri discussed the Egyptian movements and communications towards the inevitability of achieving a ceasefire. fire, enforcing the truce and exchanging detainees, allowing the entry of urgent humanitarian and relief aid sufficient to meet the needs of the residents of the Strip.

In a related context, Minister Shukri stressed the important role played by UNRWA in providing vital services to Palestinian refugees, and the essential role in providing shelter and aid to the residents of Gaza, stressing the need for international donors, including New Zealand, to continue providing the necessary support to the agency, and to refrain from… Adopting decisions to suspend funding in the midst of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza, which may appear as collective punishment against all the agency’s employees as well as the Palestinian people, and awaiting the results of the internal investigation process undertaken by the agency and its agencies.

Ambassador Abu Zeid added that the two ministers’ discussions also touched on the tense situation in the region against the backdrop of the continuing crisis in Gaza, including threats to navigation security in the Red Sea, where the Foreign Minister stressed the Egyptian side’s continued push for calm efforts and containing the risks of expanding the conflict in the region. To preserve the capabilities of the peoples of the region and protect international peace and security.

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