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Shoukry to Hold Talks with Russian Officials in Moscow

Wed 28 Oct 2020 | 10:05 AM
Nawal Sayed

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will hold talks on Wednesday in the Russian capital, Moscow, with Russian officials on bilateral relations and regional issues, especially peace efforts in the Middle East and the situation in Libya.

Shoukry will also receive officials of the Russian Foreign Ministry, headed by Ambassador Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Foreign Minister and the Russian President's envoy to the Middle East.

Upon his arrival to Moscow, the Egyptian foreign minister wished to reassure the health condition of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who entered voluntary quarantine after contacting novel coronavirus infected persons.

According to a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, the discussions with Russian officials will include bilateral relations between the two countries and coordination on the most important regional issues of concern to the two countries; most notably the peace efforts in the Middle East and the situations in Libya and Syria, as well as the situation on the Yemeni and Lebanese arenas.

Egypt calls for coordination with the influential parties in the regional arena in an effort to achieve stability in the region and get out of the state of crisis that has extended for some time.

Moreover, Shoukry will meet with a number of senior Russian officials, including the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Mantorov, as well as Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary-General of the Russian National Security Council and President Vladimir Putin's National Security Adviser.

He also will hold talks with the head of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Russian Parliament, the State Duma, Leonid Slutsky.