Shoukry, Menfi discuss latest Libyan developments, pushing forward comprehensive political settlement

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Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 06:08 GMT

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (L) meets with President of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohamed Al-Menfi – Egyptian Foreign Ministry

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (L) meets with President of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohamed Al-Menfi – Egyptian Foreign Ministry

CAIRO – 20 September 2021: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and President of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohamed Al-Menfi discussed on Monday the developments in the Libyan situation.

They also discussed pushing forward a comprehensive political settlement, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said on Twitter.

This came as they met in New York to discuss building on the progress the bilateral relations between Egypt and Libya have witnessed, Hafez said.

Shoukry has arrived in New York to take part in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Shoukry’s visit will include his participation in a number of activities with the aim of presenting Egypt’s vision and stances on the current issues and situations in the region.

Shoukry will also explain the country’s vision on means to support the peace and security pillars on the regional and international levels and discuss multilateral work within the framework of the issues on the agenda of the UNGA, Hafez said.

Egypt’s top diplomat will also met on the sideline of his participation with high-level officials at the UN and other leaders of regional and international organizations, including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Union for the Mediterranean.

The Egyptian foreign minister will also hold bilateral meetings during his visit with a large number of foreign ministers participating in the UNGA session, in order to discuss aspects of bilateral cooperation with those countries.

They will also hold consultations on the most prominent regional and international issues and ways of coordination regarding common challenges.

Shoukry's meetings also aim to explain the achievements made at the national level in various aspects of political, economic and social work and how to build on them in order to promote common interests with friendly countries and international partners.

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