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Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Shoukry holds talks with UK foreign secretary

Shoukry and Truss attend the inaugural meeting of the UK-Egypt Association Council: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was in London yesterday to kick off the first partnership council meeting between the two countries, along with his British counterpart Liz Truss, according to a joint statement. Shoukry also met with British Trade Policy Minister Penny Mordaunt, to talk cooperation on investment, trade, industry and green transformation. He also discussed combating terrorism with National Security Adviser Stephen Lovegrove.

Could Egypt’s aviation sector receive EIB money? International Cooperation Minister Rania Al Mashat and Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar discussed financing options for the aviation sector yesterday with European Investment Bank (EIB) VP Gelsomina Vigliotti, who is currently on a four-day visit to Cairo, according to a cabinet statement.

ALSO FROM THE DIPLO-SPHERE:

  • Egypt-Cyprus ties: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi discussed energy, economic and security ties with Cyprus during a phone call with his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades. (Statement)
  • Ethiopia-Sudan talks: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that he had agreed with Sudan’s military leader General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan to resolve their issues, nearly one week after tensions flared over an alleged killing of Sudanese soldiers by Ethiopian forces. (Twitter)
  • Egypt-US military drills: The Egyptian and the US air forces kicked off joint military exercises at an Egyptian air base yesterday. (Statement)

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