President al-Assad receives Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Damascus, SANA- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has conveyed a message from President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to President Bashar al-Assad, during a meeting on Monday, in which he affirmed Egypt’s solidarity with Syria and its readiness to continue supporting the Syrians in addressing the effects of the earthquake.

Shoukry also conveyed the greetings of President El-Sisi to President al-Assad and his pride in the historical relations binding Syria and Egypt, expressing Cairo’s keenness to strengthen these relations and develop joint cooperation between the two countries.

In turn, President al-Assad thanked the Arab Republic of Egypt for the assistance provided to support the efforts of the Syrian government in providing relief to those affected by the earthquake, stressing that Syria is also keen on the relations binding it with Egypt.

President al-Assad noted that the Syrian-Egyptian relations must always be viewed from a general perspective and within the framework of the natural and historical context of these relations.

President al-Assad considered that working to improve bilateral relations between Arab countries is the basis for improving the Arab situation in general.

His Excellency noted that Egypt did not treat the Syrians who settled in it during the war on Syria as refugees, but rather the Egyptian people embraced them in all regions, which affirms the strong ties that unite the two peoples.

Minister Shoukry considered that the Syrian-Egyptian relations are an essential pillar in protecting the Arab countries, stressing that Egypt will always be with everything that could help Syria, and will move forward in everything that would serve the interests of the brotherly Syrian people.

Shoukry referred to the ties binding the Syrian and Egyptian peoples, noting that the Syrians residing in Egypt showed a great ability to adapt to Egyptian society, and achieved great success in their work in various fields.

In this context, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, discussed with Minister Shoukry the existing cooperation relations between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Arab Republic of Egypt, and ways to enhance them.

Mikdad expressed Syria’s thanks to Egypt for the assistance it has provided for facing the repercussions of the earthquake that hit the country.

For his part, Minister Shoukry highlighted the depth of the historical relations binding the two brotherly countries, stressing the solidarity of the Arab Republic of Egypt with its brothers in Syria in confronting the effects of this earthquake.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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