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Sunday, 27 September 2020

Diplomacy + Foreign Trade on 27 September 2020

Topping diplomatic coverage this morning: Shoukry talks MidEast peace with Jordan, France, Germany, UNRWA: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed Middle East peace and the Palestine-Israel conflict in a four-way meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and the EU’s Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Susanna Terstal, according to a joint statement. Shoukry also sat down for separate meetings with King Abdullah, Le Drian, and Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, Philippe Lazzarini.

Meanwhile, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed used his virtual address to the UN General Assembly yesterday to reiterate that his country has “no intention of harming” Egypt or Sudan with its construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and that his government remains committed to finding a political solution.

Canadian Ambassador Jess Dutton proves his Twitter game is strong as he departs Egypt, writing that “a lot has changed since I was a backpacker [in Egypt 24 years ago], but the people are still the same, among the most friendly & welcoming in the world.”

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