Al-Sisi, Armenia FM agree to face external threats to regional stability

Daily News Egypt
Sept 14 2020

Two sides exchanged views on regional updates, including Libya, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestinian cause


E gypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received, on Monday, Armenia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, according to a presidency statement. The meeting between the two sides took place in the presence of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the Armenian Ambassador to Cairo.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed on the need to undermine the external interferences in the region which aim to serve direct interests and ambitions of those interfering entities. They noted that the external interference is taking place at the expense of security, and the region’s stability and wealth.

Al-Sisi and Mnatsakanyan also exchanged views on regional issues including updates regarding Libya, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian cause.

They discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation and increasing the opportunities of mutual investment, whilst maximising trade exchange. This would see exchange particularly in the pharmaceutical industries, technical education and tourism sectors, as well as the field of mutual coordination and exchanging information between both countries.

Mnatsakanyan expressed his country’s appreciation of its close relations with Egypt, and applauded the high quality of care that Armenia receives from Egypt. He also asserted his country’s readiness to enhance bilateral cooperation, particularly in the cultural, trade, economic and tourist sectors.

Earlier on Sunday, Egypt’s Sameh Shoukry met with Mnatsakanyan with the two sides exchanging views on the regional situation. During the ministerial meeting, the two sides also discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest and importance. They reaffirmed their two countries’ readiness to closely cooperate, based on their historic and traditional friendship.

Later on Sunday, both ministers held a press conference, during which Shoukry asserted Egypt’s supports for Libyan dialogue and a peaceful solution to resolve the conflict in the country. 

For his part, Mnatsakanyan said, “Armenia values Egypt’s role in bringing peace to the region, especially in Libya.” He added that his country firmly rejects any attempts to destabilise the region.

The Armenian Foreign Minsiter added that Egypt is an important and pivotal country in the Middle East, and that Armenia is always keen on joint communication with Cairo. 

Mnatsakanyan arrived in Cairo on Saturday for a four-day visit, during which he will meet with top Egyptian officials, as well as representatives from the Armenian community in Egypt.


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