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(The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt) Foreign Minister discusses joint cooperation projects and regional issues with his Eritrean counterpart and political advisor to President Afewerki

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Thursday, 04 April 2019

Foreign Minister discusses joint cooperation projects and regional issues with his Eritrean counterpart and political advisor to President Afewerki

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
4:00 pm


Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri received on Tuesday 3 Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Yamani Jabr Abe, Political Advisor to the Eritrean President. The meeting discussed the implementation of joint cooperation projects between the two countries as well as a number of regional issues of common concern.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Advisor Ahmed Hafez, said that the meeting started by stressing Egypt's interest in developing bilateral relations with the brotherly state of Eritrea in all fields to meet the aspirations of the peoples of the two countries as well as looking forward to the visit of Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki as soon as possible in order to give a boost. Bilateral relations.

Hafez added that the two sides discussed joint cooperation projects in a number of priority areas for the Eritrean side and overcome all challenges such as establishing a fish feed factory, setting up two power plants, cooperation in fishing and implementing a number of infrastructure projects, Studying the signing of a memorandum of understanding concerning the exchange of visa exemptions for official passports between the two countries. Minister Shukri stressed Egypt's keenness to overcome all obstacles facing these projects.

The Spokesman noted that the meeting also dealt with a number of regional issues such as the security of the Red Sea, regional situations and means of achieving security, stability and cooperation in the Horn of Africa. 

For his part, the Eritrean Foreign Minister stressed the depth of the historical relations between the two countries and his country's aspiration to develop them in all fields, in addition to emphasizing Eritrea's aspiration to achieve security, peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.


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