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In light of the continued engagement with U.S. Congress members in order to emphasize the special ties between Egypt and the United States, as well as Egypt's keenness to promote and enhance the strategic bilateral relations between the two countries, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on September 5th with Republican Senator John Barrasso, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Counselor Ahmed Hafez said the meeting discussed means to advance the strategic partnership between the two countries, and the important role that Congress plays in supporting this partnership.
The Spokesperson added that the meeting also tackled the progress witnessed in Egypt on various fronts, as well as the efforts carried out by the country to become a regional energy hub in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Moreover, the meeting addressed regional developments in the Middle East, as Senator Barrasso was eager to listen to Egypt's vision aimed at resolving crises in the region to restore stability and achieve prosperity. Minister Shoukry also briefed the U.S. Senator on Egypt's role in countering and eradicating terrorism through a comprehensive perspective, while stressing on the need for concerted international efforts in order to combat terrorism and confront nations supporting and financing it, where he outlined the relevant Egyptian initiatives in this regard. Foreign Minister was also keen on presenting the latest developments concerning the Renaissance Dam file.