Egypt’s FM: Egypt-US ties stands as the cornerstone of stability in a troubled region

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the Egyptian-US relationship stands as “the cornerstone of stability in a troubled region”, adding that the Middle East continues to face numerous complex challenges.

“For over four decades, we have striven to elevate every aspect of our cooperation, including on the bilateral front and as regards regional developments, with a view to fulfilling our mutual objectives,” Shoukry said in a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday.

The Egyptian FM said his presence with a delegation of representatives from across the Egyptian Government to attend the strategic dialogue “demonstrates Egypt’s firm commitment to its friendship with the United States – a friendship that has stood the test of time.”

“It is our belief that the partnership between Egypt and the United States has been and remains indispensable for the preservation of peace and the promotion of prosperity,” Shoukry said.

The Egyptian FM affirmed that the country has remained a reliable partner that has been willing to share its understanding and insights of our region in support of its common vision.

Shoukry said both Egypt and the US enjoy a high level of coordination at the political level, including the coordination regarding the situation in Gaza.

“Our military and security cooperation, which is acquiring an even greater importance given the many challenges to peace and stability in our region, has deepened in many aspects,” Shoukry said.

He added that the Egyptian-American relations are not limited to political and security cooperation as it also includes economic, scientific, educational, and cultural areas.

“This is why we are stressing at this juncture the importance of strengthening our bilateral relations, especially in sectors of mutual interest, including trade, energy, research, development, and technology, higher education, cultural exchange, and health care,” Shoukry added.

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