There is a shared idea among the GCC states: “We need Egypt to be stable”
Egypt is attempting to mediate between Sudan’s warring factions, hosting a regional summit on Thursday, the latest in a series of international efforts to prevent the outbreak of civil war and the deepening of a humanitarian crisis.
EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell pleged new funds to Egypt on Monday to tackle the issue of migration and refugees, citing both the Sudanese war to Egypt’s south and last week’s deadly shipwreck off the coast of Greece.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Sunday criticised a decision by the European Union to put off a joint ministerial meeting with the Arab League because of the EU’s objection to Arab rapprochement with the Syrian regime.
The European Union will provide Egypt with 20 million Euros ($21.8 million) to support refugees from Sudan, amid the continued influx from the conflict-ravaged country and the perceived threat of a new migration crisis.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held extensive political talks on Tuesday with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Siarto, during his visit to the Hungarian capital of Budapest.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abou Zeid described the statement issued by the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry to comment on the Arab Summit’s decision to support Egypt and Sudan’s stance on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue as misleading, plenty of fallacies, and twisting facts.
Egypt is counting on Arab nations to pressure Ethiopia to halt its “unilateral practices” over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said yesterday.
Arab League divisions derail Cairo’s desire to pursue diplomatic opening toward Syria following earthquake
Egypt, along with other member states in the Arab League, sought to pursue greater diplomatic openness to Syria amid the humanitarian crisis that ensued following the February earthquake, said two sources who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity.
Having focused on attracting Gulf state investments around the Suez Canal, Cairo is now envisaging a gateway to the Old Continent at the Gargoub naval base on the Mediterranean, which is already enticing several would-be investors, especially in the energy domain.