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

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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

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