On Monday, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received a phone call from his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, within the framework of continuous coordination and consultation between the two brotherly countries.
During the call, Shoukry and Bourita discussed the prospects for strengthening the close bilateral relations between Egypt and Morocco at all political, economic and commercial levels, according to Ahmed Hafez, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
They praised the strong ties that unite the two countries and the outstanding level of coordination between them.
Hafez added that the two ministers exchanged views on regional issues in the region as well as on the African arena in connection with the holding of the upcoming African summit, where they stressed the importance of continuing consultations on all issues of common concern, in order to achieve the interests of the two brotherly countries.
On Sunday, Shoukry received on Sunday his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra, at the ministry headquarters in Cairo.
The meeting discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation between the two countries, as well as the latest regional and international issues of common interest, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez tweeted.
At the outset of the meeting, both ministers praised the ‘distinguished’ bilateral ties between Egypt and Algeria, underlining the need to continue cooperation and coordination in various fields, and to strengthen aspects of economic and investment relations between both sides during the coming period, to meet the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples.
Moreover, their official talks touched on several regional issues of mutual concern, including the Libyan file, the spokesman added.
In this regard, Shoukry stressed the importance of supporting a Libyan-Libyan solution to get out of the current crisis, underlining the need to stop any foreign interference in Libya’s domestic affairs.
In addition, FM reiterated the importance of the withdrawal of foreign forces, mercenaries from Libya, to achieve the aspirations of the brotherly Libyan people for security, stability, and prosperity.
The spokesman noted that the latest developments in Sudan, Mali, and the Sahel and Sahara region were also discussed.
Concerning peacekeeping issues, the two ministers stressed the need to intensify coordination within the framework of joint African action, in a way that enhances efforts to achieve peace, security, and prosperity, especially in light of the various security challenges imposed by the successive developments in the region.