Sunday 11 September 2022
Cairo – (AA):
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s constant keenness to support the stability of the Horn of Africa, considering it an integral part of Egypt’s national security, which is evidenced by the great Egyptian contribution to peacekeeping operations on the African continent.
This came when Shoukry received, today, Sunday, the envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa, Hana Titi.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that the Foreign Minister congratulated the UN envoy on assuming the duties of her position, pointing to the special importance that Egypt attaches to the Horn of Africa as a geostrategic extension of Egyptian national security.
The official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained that the meeting touched on many important files and issues related to the state of peace and security in the region, as the discussions reflected the keenness of the UN official to stand on Egypt’s vision and assessment of the situations in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and the security of the Red Sea, in addition to the file of the Renaissance Dam. And how to express African interests during the upcoming climate summit.
For her part, Tite was keen to get acquainted with the Egyptian Foreign Minister’s vision towards ways to resolve the political crises of any region, pointing out that Egypt has extensive and extensive experience in supporting peace and stability in Africa, and good contacts that qualify it to be always supportive of the purposes and objectives of the United Nations.
In this context, Ambassador Abu Zeid revealed that the Minister of Foreign Affairs gave an extensive presentation of the efforts made by Egypt to support the brothers in Sudan and South Sudan to face political, security and economic challenges, as well as its role in supporting Somali and South Sudanese cadres in various fields.
Shoukry also reiterated Egypt’s firm position and adherence to the need to reach a comprehensive agreement on the Renaissance Dam as soon as possible, given that the continuation of the current situation represents an element of instability that threatens the interests of the peoples of the region, not only now, but for future generations.