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The Foreign Minister holds a bilateral meeting with his Qatari counterpart in Doha

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 His Excellency Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a bilateral meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, prior to the start of the work of the Joint Supreme Committee. Between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Qatar, headed by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries.

The official spokesman for the Foreign Ministry explained that the two ministers discussed during the meeting areas of bilateral cooperation between the two brotherly countries, where Minister Shukry stressed Egypt’s pride in the strength of the brotherly relations it has with the sisterly State of Qatar, and the distinguished levels reached by the frameworks of bilateral cooperation within the framework of the keenness of the leaderships of the two countries to Developing and developing it in a way that meets the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples, expressing the aspiration that the work of the joint committee will yield the desired practical results in raising the overall level of bilateral relations.

For his part, the Qatari Foreign Minister expressed his country’s appreciation for the close and extended ties between the two brotherly countries, the qualitative shift witnessed in relations in various fields, and the high-level visits between the two sides, expressing his country’s keenness to intensify consultation and coordination to enhance the course of the complex bilateral relations and bring them to broader horizons. As well as various priority regional and international issues.

The official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that the discussions touched on ways to strengthen political consultation mechanisms between the two sides, as well as consultation mechanisms for consular issues and ways to care for the Egyptian community in the State of Qatar, as well as discussing ways to advance existing cooperation in the fields of trade and investment. During the meeting, Minister Shukri reviewed the investment opportunities offered by the Egyptian market, appreciating the Qatari side’s keenness to hold the Qatari Investment Forum in Cairo last November, and the importance of building on its outcomes during the coming period, as well as the importance of enhancing the opportunities for the two countries to enter into tripartite and quadruple cooperation projects in areas with Priority, foremost among which is Africa.

At the regional level, Ambassador Abu Zeid stated that the Israeli war against the Gaza Strip and the humanitarian crisis suffered by the Palestinian brothers occupied the largest part of the two ministers’ discussions regarding regional issues, as the two ministers reviewed the joint efforts of the two countries on the path to settling the crisis in the Gaza Strip, reiterating Emphasizing the inevitability of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, enforcing the truce and exchanging detainees and prisoners as soon as possible, in addition to the necessity of fully introducing humanitarian aid to alleviate the humanitarian catastrophe that the Palestinians are experiencing daily, and the importance of enabling UNRWA to continue to provide its indispensable tasks in accordance with its UN mandate. . They also stressed their categorical rejection of attempts to displace Palestinians outside their lands.

In a related context, Minister Shukri renewed the warning against the consequences of Israel undertaking any ground military operation in the city of Rafah, as the two ministers affirmed their categorical rejection of such a matter, and the catastrophic humanitarian consequences it would have on the Palestinians in Rafah, and those displaced from the center and north of the Gaza Strip. Under Israeli bombing and targeting.

The meeting also touched on the growing tensions in the region against the backdrop of the crisis in Gaza, including in Lebanon, and threats to navigation security in the Red Sea, where the two ministers agreed on the need to intensify joint efforts and international movements to contain and prevent the expansion of the cycle of violence to other parts of the region. The two ministers’ discussions also included the situation in Libya, Syria, and Sudan, and the developments of the Renaissance Dam.

In conclusion, the two ministers agreed to continue to intensify coordination and joint work to deepen the path of bilateral relations in various fields, as well as with regard to regional and international issues of common interest, for the benefit and benefit of the two brotherly peoples, and supports the foundations of peace and stability for the peoples of the region.

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