Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry with UN Special Envoy to Syria Geir O. Pedersen on Thursday in Rome. Photo : Egyptian Foreign Ministry
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that Shoukry met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, on the sidelines of their participation in Rome MED – Mediterranean Dialogues.
During the meeting, Shoukry said that it was necessary to achieve progress in the political process and alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people, according to Abu Zeid.
At the beginning of the meeting, the UN official congratulated Egypt on the outstanding success of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid.
The two sides discussed the latest developments in Syria, added the spokesman, noting that Pedersen briefed Shoukry on the outcome of his talks with the various Syrian parties in order to advance the course of the political process in the country.
The spokesman further said that the pair discussed the latest regional and international developments.
They also underlined the importance of preserving Syrian sovereignty to spare the region more factors of instability, according to the spokesman.
An agreement was reached to continue consultations on ways of supporting the political solution for the Syrian crisis, added the spokesman.
On a different note, the spokesman said that Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry also met Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safady earlier on Thursday on the sidelines of their participation in Rome MED – Mediterranean Dialogues.
The meeting comes within the context of continued coordination between Egypt and Jordan on all issues of common interest to both countries, said Abu Zeid.