Press Release

Tuesday 11 February 2020
2:15 PM

Unofficial translation

On the sidelines of his participation in the Renaissance Dam negotiations in Washington, D.C. , Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with U.S. National Security Advisor Robert C. O'Brien, to discuss means of developing bilateral relations.

During the meeting, Shoukry and O'Brien affirmed the need to enhance coordination between Egypt and the United States on regional issues related to the Middle East, particularly the Syrian crisis and the situation in Libya, taking into consideration the need to counter terrorism and confront the terrorist fighters’ movements to and from Libya into the Sahel-Saharan states, which entails intensifying coordination and cooperation in order to strengthen security and stability in the African continent, as well as eradicating the terrorism phenomenon. 

​Developments related to the Renaissance Dam negotiations, as well as the U.S. Administration's efforts to reach an agreement realizing the three countries’ interests were also discussed during the meeting.