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Egypt's FM Warns of Risks from Any Israeli Incursion into Palestinian Rafah


Sat 17 Feb 2024 | 02:12 PM
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On the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held discussions with Mauritania's National Defense Minister, General Hanena Ould Sidi, focusing on bolstering cooperation between the two nations.

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesperson and Director of Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reported that Minister Shoukry congratulated Mauritania on its recent presidency of the African Union and affirmed Egypt's support during its tenure. He also expressed eagerness for the upcoming joint committee meeting between the two countries, set to be held in Mauritania in the first half of this year.

Minister Shoukry reviewed Egypt's stance on the ongoing developments in the Gaza Strip, emphasizing Egypt's relentless efforts to establish a ceasefire and facilitate the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid. He reiterated Egypt's position on avoiding any actions that could escalate the conflict and warned against the severe consequences of any potential Israeli incursion into Palestinian Rafah.

The ministers exchanged views on the current situation in the Sahel and Sahara regions, focusing on enhancing cooperation to counter-terrorism and the security challenges facing the area. They agreed on the necessity of a comprehensive approach that not only addresses security aspects but also combats extremist ideology with enlightened, moderate thinking.

General Ould Sidi lauded the deep fraternal relations between Mauritania and Egypt, reaffirming Mauritania's full support for Egyptian interests in all forums and within the African Union. The Mauritanian Defense Minister also highlighted the importance of strengthening cooperation with Egypt, given its extensive security expertise, to address the security challenges in the Sahel and Sahara regions.