Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Monday called on Lord Tariq Ahmed, British Minister of State for North Africa, South and Central Asia, Commonwealth and United Nations, at the beginning of Minister Shoukry’s current visit to London. First Partnership Council between Egypt and the United Kingdom.
Ambassador Ahmed Hafeez, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, welcomed Minister Shokri’s open dialogue on the various common interests between Egypt and the United Kingdom and communication between the two sides. Both Ministers emphasized the importance of the launch of the Partnership Council between Egypt and the United Kingdom, as it helps to strengthen areas of joint work, particularly in the areas of the economy and increasing British investments in Egypt. Increase the rate of trade between the two countries to achieve their interests, and explore more opportunities for bilateral cooperation. Minister Shogri and the British Foreign Secretary discussed the consequences of the current global economic crisis and ways of cooperation to mitigate the consequences of that crisis.
Addressing the International Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief to be held in London on July 5-6, the British Foreign Minister, Shoukry emphasized Egypt’s effective participation in the conference, pointing to Egypt’s achievements and efforts to promote freedom. The State’s interest in upholding the principles of religion and belief, as well as citizenship, equality and non-discrimination among citizens on any basis.
The speaker also indicated that the two ministers exchanged views on their various concerns regarding the human rights situation.
Ambassador Hafeez added that the two sides exchanged views on all regional and international common interests, including the situation and current developments in Libya.
On the other hand, Minister Shokri and Lord Tariq Ahmed discussed the importance of ongoing preparations and continued coordination for Egypt to host and chair the 27th session of the United Nations Conference of the Parties to Climate Change (COP27). Consultation between the Egyptian and British presidents to secure the desired outcomes during the November conference in Egypt.
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