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Foreign Minister meets the Senate Majority Whip


Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, met on December 5 with the Senate Majority Whip, John Cornyn.

The Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry noted that at the outset of the meeting, Shoukry affirmed his keenness on meeting the Congress’ leadership, during his visit to Washington, to assert the strategic bilateral relations and express Egypt's eagerness to push and promote the bilateral relations in the coming period, particularly as the new Administration takes office. During the meeting, Shoukry briefed the Senator about the developments in Egypt on both the economic and social fronts, in addition to the progress related to the democratic transition, pointing out that the Egyptian Government took important steps towards the implementation of a comprehensive reform program that meet the political, social and economic aspirations of the Egyptian people. In this regard, Shoukry reiterated the significance of US assistance to the success of the Egyptian model.  

Counselor Ahmed Abu Zeid added that the Senate Majority Whip highlighted Egypt's stability as essential for the stability of the Middle East region and that the United States would always remain a partner for Egypt. The Senator also assured that the United Statesrecognizes Egypt as a key partner in ensuring regional stability, adding that the American interests dictate continued support to Egypt in all fields. 

The meeting also addressed the regional conflicts, particularly the situation in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen and the efforts of counter-terrorism. Shoukry was also keen on answering all inquiries raised by the Senate member in this regard, clarifying Egypt's vision to promote stability in the region and support different solutions to the political crises.