Sat, 25 Sep 2021 - 01:35 GMT
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Miqdad, on the sidelines of the UNGA 76 meetings in New York City on September 24, 2021- press photo
CAIRO - 25 September 2021: For the first time since 2011, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Miqdad, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez on Twitter on Friday.
Both Ministers discussed ways to end the Syrian crisis, Hafez added, noting that the meeting took place at the headquarters of the Egyptian mission in New York City, on the sidelines of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76).
The meeting is the first of its kind since freezing the Syria's membership in the Arab League in 2011 following the Syrian revolution against President Bashar al-Assad.
Early March 2021 at a ministerial meeting for Foreign Ministers of the Arab League, Shoukry called for re-thinking of Syrian membership of the Arab League.
Recently, It has been agreed to deliver the Egyptian natural gas to the Lebanese through Jordanian and Syrian pipelines, with putting a plan of action and a timetable for its implementation, announced the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in a statement.