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FM: Making a change in region is much needed

Friday، 23 March 2018 - 11:33 AM

Egypt believes there is a need to make a change in the region to materialize its peoples' aspirations, said Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday 22/03/2018.


We should try to develop any national state instead of trying to destroy it because such an action creates more ethnic conflicts and terrorist groups, Shoukry said while addressing the Vivekananda International Foundation affiliated with the ruling party in India.


Shoukry is currently visiting India to lead his country's delegation to the seventh session of the joint committee meetings.


He talked about unrest witnessed in many regional countries at present and its negative repercussions on the region and the entire world.


FM Shoukry said the best way to reach a settlement to the years-long crisis in Syria is through preserving the unity of the country, avoiding the collapse of its state institutions and boosting the aspirations of Syrians for a better Life.


the Minister expounded Egypt's efforts to reach a political settlement to the crisis in Syria as well as help Libyans achieve national unity and restore security and stability.


He underlined the importance of granting Palestinians their legitimate rights in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions to set up their independent state within the 1967 borders.


As for Egyptian-Indian relations, Shoukry lauded historic relations binding the two countries starting from Bandung conference to date.


He said Egypt is keen on developing these relations in all domains, citing the keenness of both President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and the Indian premier to further cooperationg and noting that they have already met three times since 2015.


At the end, Shoukry said Egypt is ready to cooperate with all international sides seeking a settlement to the crises of the region based on respecting citizenship, reviving national state and reaching a comprehensive reform process that does not exclude any side. 


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