Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry held talks with his US counterpart Antony Blinken, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
During the meeting, both sides reconfirmed the strategic nature of bilateral relations, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zaid.
Moreover, Shoukry and Blinken discussed a number of regional and international files of mutual interest.
FM Sameh Shoukry meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the margins of #UNGA .Both parties reconfirmed the strategic nature of the bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and international issues.@StateDept@SecBlinken pic.twitter.com/xYmLjpgdBX
— Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) September 19, 2022
It is worth mentioing that, FM headed for New York to participate in the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which will start on September 19.
This year’s session is being held amid special international circumstances under the title “A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Intertwined Challenges”, in light of the challenges faced by the current international scene from different and intertwined issues such as changing climate, global food and energy crisis, Russian-Ukrainian crisis, as well as the aspiration to achieve sustainable development goals and others, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abou Zaid said in a statement.
In this regard, it is expected that Egypt will play an important role during this session in addressing all these issues and challenges, especially since it is chairing the upcomig Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change- COP27.
Abou Zaid added that Shoukry will participate in a number of important meetings and events, in addition to bilateral meetings with his counterparts and international officials.