Shoukry, Russian counterpart discuss Palestinian issue

By Mary Nady

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the Foreign Minister commended the two countries for their excellent cooperation and coordination in various international forums, as well as their mutual support for international nominations for international posts and work in both countries. He discussed the existing cooperation between the two countries in various fields and pointed out that the most important cooperation project at present is the Dhaba Nuclear Power Plant project.

An official spokesman announced that Shoukry reiterated Egypt’s desire for a political solution to the Ukraine crisis.

Ambassador Abu Zeid added that the meeting discussed the latest developments related to a number of issues and files at the regional and international levels, and the two ministers exchanged positions on the Palestinian issue and the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza in the course of events in Yemen, in addition to Sudan In addition to the raging crisis, the negative impact on maritime security, as well as efforts to resolve the situation in Libya and resolve the issue in Syria.

The Russian Foreign Minister stressed the importance of the partnership and cooperation established over decades between Cairo and Moscow, noting the importance of continued high-level consultations between the two sides to safeguard the common interests of the peoples of the two friendly countries, while ensuring the resolution of the crisis, support for the region Stablize.

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