US Ambassador in Cairo Jonathan R. Cohen said that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Egyptian Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry held a constructive dialogue on human rights and fundamental freedoms, on the sidelines of the US-Egypt strategic dialogue, hosted in Washington.
In an interview with “Egyptian Gazette”, the US ambassador said, “This dialogue included civil and political rights, freedom of expression, fighting racism, women’s empowerment, and economic, social, and cultural rights.”
He added that the dialogue also covered human rights in multilateral forums.
“Egypt, on its part, welcomed the election of the US to the United Nations Human Rights Council,” Cohen continued.
Moreover, he noted that the US welcomed Egypt’s National Human Rights Strategy, and national plans to advance human rights in it in co-operation with civil society.
“The two sides also agreed to maintain their dialogue on human rights,” the US ambassador said.
It is worth mentioning that, Egypt and the United States will celebrate the centenary of their diplomatic relations next year.
The two countries established diplomatic ties in 1922, which opened up wide horizons for cooperation.
Cairo and Washington enjoy a strong partnership in all fields. They look forward to cementing this partnership even more in the coming period, including in the economic domain and the commercial one.