Egyptian and Chinese Foreign Ministers discuss GERD and Ukraine crisis on sidelines of UNGA

CAIRO – September 26, 2022: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed with his Chinese counterpart Minister Wang Yi a number of international issues including the crisis in Ukraine and the issue of the Grand Renaissance Dam Ethiopian.

This came as the ministers met on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Sunday, according to a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

The ministers exchanged their views on the most important international and regional issues of common concern and agreed to continue consultations with the aim of enhancing regional and global security and peace.

This comes particularly in light of current challenges on the international scene, according to the statement.

Shoukry sent his congratulations to Minister Yi ahead of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China next October.

The two sides affirmed Egypt’s and China’s keenness to advance their areas of cooperation in the coming period in light of the special and historical relations between the two countries.

On the sidelines of the UNGA session, Shoukry has held numerous meetings with his counterparts around the world as well as a number of senior officials and national leaders over the past few days.

Shoukry’s discussions with the officials largely focused on the repercussions of the Ukraine crisis, the need to reinvigorate peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis, and strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields with other countries.

As President-designate of COP27, Shoukry also reviewed Egypt’s vision on climate change and its ambitions to advance climate action at the conference, which Egypt is to hold in Sharm el- Sheikh from November 6 to 18.

Christi C. Elwood