Sunday, February 26, 2017

US-Egypt relations on threshold of new phase: FM

Al-Masry Al-Youm,

Shoukry image from article
US-Egypt relations are on the threshold of a new phase after the election of US President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said.
Speaking to the parliament's Foreign Relations Committee Thursday, Shoukry said that Egypt has dealt over the past four decades with successive American administrations through a strategic relationship based on mutual interest and benefit.
There have been many external developments during the last six years, said Shoukry, stressing Egypt's need to focus on Arab and national security issues in the current critical stage.
He stressed the importance of public diplomacy to support Egypt's foreign relations, and praised the heightened awareness of the Egyptian people. He said the Egyptian people have been able to run the fray amid the challenges and developments in the region during the last six years, which climaxed with the revolution of June 30 and the implementation of the economic and social development roadmap. ... 

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