Egyptian, British FMs probe bilateral ties, regional issues

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received on Thursday a phone call from British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, during which they discussed Cairo-London relations and issues of mutual concern.

The two ministers asserted their countries’ keenness to boost bilateral ties and push them forward in various fields, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said.

Shoukry and Raab lauded the momentum witnessed in Egypt-UK cooperation and relations in the recent period, asserting the importance of maintaining their development to achieve the interests of the two countries and their peoples.

The two ministers reviewed a number of regional issues of common interest, such as the latest developments of the Palestinian issue, with both of them affirming the importance of preserving the two-state solution.

They also exchanged views as regards the situation in Libya and means of pushing forward efforts that aim to hammer out a comprehensive political settlement that would restore security and stability to the conflict-torn country.

Meanwhile, the two top diplomats exchanged viewpoints on means of dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic.

They agreed on the importance of intensifying international coordination and cooperation to counter the spread of the virus and cushion its impacts at different levels.

Source: State Information Service Egypt