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Egypt and U.S. Lead Regional Talks with Arab Top Diplomats

Wed 20 Mar 2024 | 09:46 PM
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is set to welcome U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the historic Tahrir Palace.

This meeting paves the way for a consequential Arab summit, bringing together the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, and the UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation. Also participating is the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

The focus of these high-level discussions will center on the pressing developments in the Middle East, with a spotlight on the Gaza Strip crisis. The day will culminate in a joint press conference between Shoukry and Blinken, where they will shed light on the regional situation and outline their collaborative efforts to navigate the complexities of the region.

This diplomatic conclave is of critical importance, as it convenes key regional and international actors to deliberate on pathways to peace and stability in the Middle East. The inclusion of such a broad spectrum of leaders signifies a collective endeavor to address the multifaceted challenges confronting the region, particularly the enduring turmoil in Gaza.

Anticipated topics of discussion include advancing peace initiatives, addressing security concerns, and promoting regional cooperation. The assembly serves as a vital forum for enhancing diplomatic ties and forging a unified approach to the region's most pressing issues.