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Egypt, US stress importance of strategic partnership

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have stressed the importance of the strategic partnership between their countries, believing it is the main pillar of security and stability in the Middle East.

The top diplomats agreed, during a meeting Monday night on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, on the need to further upgrade such relationship between Cairo and Washington, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid.

Besides bilateral ties, the meeting took up regional and international developments of mutual concern, Abu Zeid added.

Shoukry and Blinken particularly focused on the situation in Libya, Syria, Yemen and the Palestinian territories, the spokesman said, adding that they also discussed developments regarding Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam.

The top diplomats also talked about preparations for the upcoming international climate summit, COP27, which will be held in Egypt later this year, Abu Zeid said.

The repercussions of the Ukrainian crisis for food security also figured high in the meeting, he added.

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