Egypt,Germany discuss restoring stability in eastern Mediterranean

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Sun, 18 Oct 2020 - 03:27 GMT

Sameh Shoukry, the Foreign Minister, at a conference held in July 2020- press photo

Sameh Shoukry, the Foreign Minister, at a conference held in July 2020- press photo

CAIRO -18 October 2020: On Saturday, Egyptian Foreign Minister SamehShoukryand his German counterpart Heiko Maasdiscussedin a phone call the regional issues of common concern, as well as ways to advance the horizons of bilateral cooperation.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Hafez, said in a statement that the two sides discussed developments in the Palestinian issue and the efforts made to revive the peace process based on the principle of the two-state solution and per international legitimacy resolutions.

They also dealt with what was covered in the previous ministerial meetingheld in Amman with the participation of Egypt, Jordan, Germany, and France.

The spokesman stated that concerning the situation in the eastern Mediterranean region, the two ministers discussed efforts to restore stability to the region, especially after it witnessed an increasing state of tension during the recent period.

The minister affirmed Egypt's rejection of the policy of expansion and creating tension pursued by some regional parties, stressing that Egypt will coordinate and cooperate with its neighbors and friendly countries, to ensure that the desired security and peace reach all the peoples of the region.

Hafez explained that the call also witnessed discussions between the two ministers on several issues that were raised within the framework of bilateral relations between the two friendly countries. Shoukry and Maas praised what had been achieved in terms of developing relations between the two countries in many fields.

 

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