Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received today, Tuesday, Ambassador David Satterfield, the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, as part of his current tour of the region.
Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that Minister Shoukry congratulated the US envoy on his recent assumption of his post, and briefed him on the most important developments during his current tour in a number of countries in the region. Moreover, the Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed the importance of dealing with security and stability in the Horn of Africa from a comprehensive perspective that ensures the settlement of all the issues it witnesses.
The official spokesman added that “Satterfield” reviewed the overall situation and issues in the Horn of Africa, especially the situation in Sudan. For his part, Minister Shoukry explained that Egypt is keen to provide all means of support to the brothers in Sudan, whose security and stability are an integral part of the security and stability of Egypt and the region, adding that Egypt supports in this context the United Nations initiative to activate a dialogue between the various Sudanese parties with the aim of resolving the current crisis. .
The Minister of Foreign Affairs also affirmed Egypt’s interest in the situation in Somalia and its support for efforts to achieve security and stability there, pointing out in this regard that Cairo will host today and tomorrow a private retreat to discuss post-2021 arrangements in Somalia, with the participation of the Somali government, the African Union, the United Nations and the European Union; An event for which the US envoy expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s organization.
The spokesperson concluded his statements by referring to the meeting also addressing the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, where Minister Shoukry stressed the importance of resuming negotiations as soon as possible, with the aim of reaching a fair, balanced and legally binding agreement on the rules for filling and operating the Renaissance Dam, taking into account the interests of the three countries, in line with Security Council presidential statement in September 2021.
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