CAIRO – 28 March 2019: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry continued on Thursday, March 28, his second day of intensive meetings with US Congressmen to resume discussions on the bilateral relations between the two sides as well as the regional issues.
Minister Shoukry met with a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Republican Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart, and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Ed Markey.
Then, the Foreign Minister talked with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, and member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, and House Armed Services Committee Minority Leader, Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry.
Moreover, Foreign Minister discussed with John Bolton, US National Security Advisor, regional and international issues of common concern.
During the meetings, Shoukry stressed his keenness to communicate with Congressmen in order to present the various positive political, economic and social developments Egypt witnessed during the last years, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said in a statement.
Furthermore, Shoukry discussed means to boost mutual cooperation and strategic partnership, adding that the US aid program for Egypt is of particular importance and reflects the depth of the relations between the two countries, the Ministry spokesman added.
The meetings also tackled the development of situation in a number of countries such as Libya, Syria, and Yemen.
Shoukry asserted the importance of reaching political solutions to these crisis in countries to prevent their collapse, warning of the fall of these national countries, the spokesman added.
Continuing his intensive program in Washington, Minister Shoukry met with Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Senator Ron Johnson and Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senators Jim Risch and Bob Menendez.