Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed to Washington Friday evening to hold strategic talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“The meeting will touch upon dealing with all aspects of bilateral relations and areas of work aimed at strengthening ties between the two friendly countries during the coming period,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Spokesperson of the Ministry Ahmed Hafez pointed out that the minister is scheduled to meet his American counterpart along with senior officials from USAID and the Department of Defense.
In the same manner, the US State Department has previously stated that the dialogue will start with public remarks from Blinken and Shoukry on November 8 as the two sides will discuss international and regional issues, human rights, and bilateral cooperation on economic, judicial, security, education, and cultural issues.
“Egypt is a vital partner for the United States. We are committed to strengthening the forty-year US-Egypt partnership by enhancing security cooperation, advancing human rights, and growing our significant economic relations and cultural ties,” the statement read.