Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ statement following his meeting with the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry (Cairo, 20.05.2021)

Today I had the pleasure of visiting Cairo again- for the fourth time in the last three months – and meeting with my Egyptian counterpart, my friend Sameh Shoukry.

We discussed the situation in our wider region and I had the opportunity to brief him on my recent contacts with the Israeli Foreign Minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, the Palestinian Prime Minister, and Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian Foreign Minister in Amman the day before yesterday.

Mr. Shoukry briefed me on their own contacts -President Sisi’ s and his- in Paris and on the Egyptian side’s efforts towards a ceasefire.

I express cautious optimism that we will soon have a positive outcome so that stability can be restored in the wider region.

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