Europe News Desk!! Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad, who is visiting Cairo for the first time in more than a decade. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry gave this information. The two ministers discussed ways to advance various aspects of bilateral relations, as well as a number of regional and international issues, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement on Saturday. Shoukry reiterated Egypt’s support for efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution and achieve national reconciliation in Syria, Xinhua news agency reported.
Achieving a comprehensive political settlement would end foreign interference in Syria’s affairs, guarantee the restoration of Syria’s absolute security and stability, safeguard its territorial integrity and sovereignty, protect its people’s resources and all All forms of terrorism can be eradicated. He said Syria’s political settlement would also allow the voluntary and safe return of millions of Syrian refugees. Mekdad commended Egypt’s supportive role in previous years as well as Egypt’s humanitarian relief aid following the devastating earthquake in Syria in February. The Syrian Foreign Minister hoped for greater Arab solidarity with Syria in order to address the Syrian crisis and to restore its historical role in supporting the Arab cause. Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Syria has been abandoned by several Arab states and its Arab League membership has been suspended.
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