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Foreign Minister meets with Sen. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs


12/04/2016

Launching his meetings with US congressional leadership, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Sen. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Foreign, Counselor Ahmed Abu Zeid, stated after the meeting that Shoukry's talks with Senator Graham focused on explaining the economic and political developments in Egypt, including the various components of economic and social reform program. Talks also touched upon the Strategic bilateral relations, which require continued US support for Egypt in view of the many political, economic and security challenges.

Abu Zeid added that Senator Graham stressed that Egypt is important to the United States, highlighting that the US looks forward to Egypt taking more serious steps on the path towards democratization, particularly with regard to the role of non-governmental organizations. Similarly, Minister Shoukry discussed the various crises facing the Middle East region and the important role played by Egypt in promoting stability in the Middle East and assisting in reaching political solutions to the crises of the region as well as Egypt's efforts in the fight against terrorism.


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