CAIRO – 21 September 2021: Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry meets, on Tuesday, with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) as they discussed several issues of mutual concern according to spokesperson Ahmed Hafez.
“Continuing his meetings in New York.. FM Sameh Shoukry meets his Indian counterpart Dr. S. Jaishankar to discuss issues of mutual concern.” Hafez wrote on twitter commenting on a short video he published for the two officials meeting.
Shoukry also met with Rwandan foreign minister Vincent Biruta to explore ways of enhancing bilateral relations and discuss issues of mutual concern, Hafez added.
On Monday Shoukry held series of meeting with his counterparts of different countries including Albania, Sweden, and Cyprus, besides the Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean and President of the Libyan Presidential Council.
Sameh Shoukry met with Albanian counterpart Olta Xhaçka, discussing ways to advance cooperation between both countries. Both ministers discussed the cooperation efforts, said Ahmed Hafez, the Spokesperson of the Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Hafez in a statement on Twitter.
Shoukry also congratulated Albania for being elected a non-permanent member of UNSC 2022-2023.
Also, Shoukry met with Swedish Foreign Minister Anne Linde to discuss ways of advancing bilateral relations, as well as exchanging views on regional and international issues of common interest, Hafez tweeted.
In another meeting, he met with Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean Ambassador Nasser Kamel, in the framework of Egypt's appreciation of the UfM role in promoting cooperation across the Mediterranean.
In a different meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides, Shoukry discussed the bilateral “strong” relations between both countries.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister also met with President of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohamed Al-Menfi on Monday, discussing the developments in the Libyan situation.
They also discussed pushing forward a comprehensive political settlement, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said on Twitter.
This came as they met in New York to discuss building on the progress the bilateral relations between Egypt and Libya have witnessed, Hafez said.
Shoukry has arrived in New York to take part in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).