Egypt’s FM arrived in Jordan on first stop of Arab tour
Shoukry is scheduled to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein
Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Al-Safady upon arrival to the Jordanian capital Amman on Sunday.
The visit came as part of a threeday Arab tour that will see Shouky land in six countries, including Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
During the meeting, Shoukry and Al-Safady discussed the overall situation in the Arab region and its challenges, as well as recent developments in Lebanon.
The two sides began their discussion by tackling the security and political situation in Syria, and efforts to settle the crisis under the auspices of the United Nations (UN).
The ministers further discussed the developments of the Palestinian issue and efforts executed to achieve reconciliation through Egyptian mediation efforts, as well as regional and international efforts to encourage the Palestinian and Israeli sides to resume the long-stalled peace process.
Shoukry is scheduled to meet King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. He will also deliver a message by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to leaders of the Arab countries.
Throughout his meetings in the six countries, Shoukry will lay out Egypt’s view and evaluation for dealing with the changes facing the region.
The tour continues consultations between Egypt and other Arab countries on bilateral relations and the situation in the region, in the wake of the situation in Lebanon, and the increase of challenges related to the security and stability of the region, the ministry’s spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zaid said in a statement.
Shoukry’s visit to Jordan came as part of a three-day Arab tour