Mikdad, Shoukry discuss ways to boost bilateral cooperation

Cairo, SANA- Foreign and Expatriate Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, held a session of closed bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, followed by an expanded session of discussion that included the Syrian and Egyptian delegations.

During this session, the two sides discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation and ways to boost brotherly relations, and coordination on various Arab and international issues of common concern.

Minister Mikdad underlined the depth of historic relations between the two peoples and the two countries, thanking the Egyptian minister for the invitation to this visit and the warm welcome.

Dr. Mikdad also addressed the achievements made by the Syrians in their war against terrorism, and the difficulties they face due to the Western sanctions targeting them, highlighting the efforts and humanitarian aid provided by Egypt to Syria, after the catastrophe of the earthquake that struck several Syrian provinces.

For his part, Minister Shoukry stressed that his country had been keen to preserve Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as its stability over the previous years , and to support it in facing the various accumulated and increasing challenges, especially after the difficult conditions it went through after the earthquake, in addition to supporting all efforts aimed at achieving a comprehensive settlement of the crisis in Syria through an inter – Syrian dialogue to put an end to the foreign interference.

The two sides also welcomed the announcement of the agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries, expressing their hope that this agreement will lead to more security and stability in the region.

MHD Ibrahim

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