The Minister of Foreign Affairs heads the Egyptian delegation participating in the meetings of the Egyptian-South African Joint Committee

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, is heading to the city of Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, to head the Egyptian side participating in the work of the tenth session of the joint committee between Egypt and South Africa, which is held at the level of the Egyptian and South African foreign ministers. With the participation of a number of senior officials from relevant ministries and national authorities from both Egypt and South Africa.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman revealed that Minister Shukri is scheduled to begin his visit with political consultations with his counterpart, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor, where the general framework of bilateral relations and ways to enhance them will be discussed, in addition to consultations on a number of regional and international files of common interest. First and foremost are the developments in the war in the Gaza Strip, in addition to issues related to the African Union and the state of peace and security on the African continent.

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid explained that the joint committee between Egypt and South Africa is held alternately every two years, and aims to follow up and strengthen mechanisms for joint action and cooperation in multiple diplomatic, political, security, economic and social fields, revealing that a number of memorandums of understanding and agreements that achieve interests will be signed during this session. common to the two countries and contributes to strengthening the bonds of cooperation and friendship between them.

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