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Egypt’s Foreign Minister meets UN Syria Envoy in Geneva


Geneva, 27 February 2024 (TDI): Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, held talks with the UN Syria Envoy in Geneva during the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

The discussions primarily focused on the latest developments in the Syrian political landscape, with both parties emphasizing their efforts in this context.

Reportedly, they both aimed to settle the ongoing violence and reduce the pain of the Syrian people.

Egypt’s support for Syria

In statements issued on Monday, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ahmed Abu Zeid, stated that the discussion was part of Egypt’s moves to support Syria.

Additionally, he highlighted that these efforts aimed to help Syria escape from its current situation and find useful measures.

Furthermore, Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, commended the UN Syria Envoy, Geir O. Pedersen, and his team for their cooperation. He appreciated their willingness to work with Egypt on various issues related to the Syrian case.

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According to reports, UN Syria Envoy Geir O. Pedersen mentioned in a statement the “important exchange with Foreign Minister Shoukry on how to move Syria’s political process forward in line with SCR 2254.” “Appreciate Egypt’s strong support,” he added.

On the margins of the 55th Session of the Human Rights Council, Shoukry stated that Egypt is ready to maintain ongoing advice and partnerships with Arab Liaison Committee member countries on Syria.

He emphasized the importance of carrying out the committee’s proposals, which call for radical strategies to address every aspect of the Syrian crisis.

Cyprus, Egypt’s Foreign Ministers meet in Geneva

In addition, Cyprus Foreign Minister Constantinos Kambos attended the high-level segment of the 55th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

During the event, he met with Egypt’s Foreign Minister and discussed the situation in the Middle East. Constantinos remarked that he was “delighted to meet with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Geneva.”

He continued, “Continuing our positive and progressive discussions, focusing on further enhancing Cyprus-Egypt’s strategic bilateral relations, the Cyprus Question, and the unfolding events in the Middle East.”

Aqsa Bibi
Aqsa Bibi
Aqsa Bibi is a dedicated undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in International Relations at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Multan. In addition to her academic interests, she is passionate about understanding global dynamics. She has worked with various organizations sponsored by the US Embassy Islamabad. Her commitment to the field and determination to contribute significantly to international relations is evident in her involvement in initiatives. The writer can be reached at kaqsa064@gmail.com

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