Egypt FM heads to Geneva for consultation on Sudan, Syria

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 May 2023

Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry is heading to Geneva, Switzerland, to consult with several international organizations on bilateral cooperation and regional issues, read an official statement on Wednesday.

Sameh Shoukry
File photo: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry leaves his plane upon arrival in Muscat, on November 1, 2017. (AFP)


Shoukry is set to meet with UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffith, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, as well as Amy Pope, the new director-general of the International Organization for Migration, the statement added.

Discussions will address ways to enhance cooperation on pressing regional and international issues.

The agenda of Shoukry's meetings will encompass the Sudanese crisis and its repercussions, and means of providing urgent humanitarian support to the Sudanese people.​

Shoukry will also meet with UN Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen to coordinate on the Syrian crisis

“Discussions are meant to boost international endeavours to end the crisis and alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people," the statement noted.

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