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Pompeo Discusses ISIS, Al-Qaida, Libya with Egyptian FM- Spox

Mon 19 Aug 2019 | 09:57 PM
Mohamed Emad


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.


Pompeo pledged continued bilateral cooperation in the fight against ISIS and al-Qaida, the statement added.


The U.S. Secretary and the Egyptian Foreign Minister shared concern over prolonged violence and instability in Libya, and agreed on the need to achieve a political solution to the conflict.


The two sides also discussed the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership and important regional security issues.


Noteworthy, Pompeo paid a state visit to Cairo in March. He met with Shoukry in the Egyptian capital.


He tweeted that it is "wonderful to be in Cairo", adding that he is looking forward to a good visit.


The Secretary discussed with Shoukry means to boost Egyptian-US ties in the different domains along with regional and international files of mutual interest including the Palestinian cause, the situation in Syria, Yemen and Libya and means of combating terror


On January, Pompeo met Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the presidential palace in Cairo.


Pompeo embarked on an eight-country tour starting with Jordan. The tour has focused on Syria, Iran and Yemen as well as US bilateral relations with Arab countries. His tour also included Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait.



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