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Shoukry receives a congressional delegation headed by Representative Mike Conaway



The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, received, on Sunday October 17th, a congressional delegation headed by the Representative (R) Mike Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and member of the Intelligence and Armed Services committees and the membership of Representative (R) Ralph Abraham member of the House Agriculture Committee and Representative (D) Gwen Graham member of House Agricultural and Armed Services committees.

Counselor Ahmed Abu Zeid, spokesperson of the Ministry of foreign Affairs noted that Minister Shoukry highlighted the strategic bilateral relations between Egypt and the United States, stressing Egypt’s keenness to strengthen the relations in order to achieve common interests. Abu Zeid added that Minister Shoukry underlined all economic, political and security developments as well as the challenges pertaining to combating terrorism in Egypt and the region, emphasizing that in order to face the threats posed by the phenomenon of terrorism, concerted efforts have to be exerted by the international community. Minister Shoukry also addressed other challenges facing the Middle East, particularly in regards to Syria, Libya, Iraq and Yemen.

The spokesperson added that the Minister responded to a number of questions posed by the congressional delegation, regarding the developments in the Middle East and particularly the prospects of reaching a political resolution in Syria. In this vein, the US delegation revealed that they met during their visit with a group of Syrian refugees, who have praised the good treatment they receive in Egypt as well as their full integration into society, which in turn was commended by the US delegation, expressing their deep appreciation for Egypt’s efforts in this regard.

The Spokesperson concluded his statement, pointing out that the US delegation expressed great appreciation for the efforts carried out by Egypt to regain its leading position regionally and internationally, and to achieve internal stability, stressing the need for the strengthening of strategic relations between Egypt and the United States and providing support to Egypt in the face of the different challenges.