U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
CAIRO – 4 April 2019: An Egyptian delegation embarked on a two-day visit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Wednesday.
The delegation, which includes a number of journalists and media hosts, will start their visit by meeting with several NATO officials in Belgium’s capital Brussels.
Many issues of common concern are expected to be tackled during the meetings, including boosting cooperation between NATO and Egypt to enhance peace and security in the region, NATO's role in resolving the Russian – Ukrainian conflict and NATO’s role in confronting terrorism.
In March 2017, Egypt announced sending a diplomatic mission to NATO. It was added that Egypt will be appointing an ambassador to the military alliance that aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership with NATO.
Previously, Minister of Foreign affairs Sameh Shoukry visited the NATO headquarters to discuss several issues of mutual concern.
The developed relations between Egypt and NATO represent a good chance for both sides to discuss their different views regarding national and international issues.