While in India for an official visit, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in New Delhi. According to a statement from the Office of the Presidency, they “addressed the latest developments pertaining to crises in the Middle East, notably in Syria and Libya, as well as international efforts aimed at finding political solutions that would lead to restoring peace and stability in these countries.”
For more information, please see the below statement from the Office of the Presidency.
President El Sisi Meets US Secretary of State Kerry in New Delhi
Today, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose visit to New Delhi coincided with the President’s official visit to the Indian capital. The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
President El Sisi noted that Egypt looks forward to advancing its decades-long strategic relations with the United States and to enhancing cooperation at all levels so as to realize the common interests of both countries. The President emphasized the need to continue consultations and coordination between the two sides on regional issues and developments to be able to confront various challenges in the Middle East.
Mr. Kerry noted that he is pleased to meet with President El Sisi in New Delhi. He stressed that his country highly values its partnership with Egypt and looks forward to strengthening ongoing cooperation at all levels. The US Secretary of State underscored Egypt’s significant role in the Middle East, as a cornerstone for security and stability. He reiterated that the US is committed to supporting Egypt’s stability, enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries and consulting with Egypt on various regional issues so as to help achieve stability in the region.
The meeting addressed the latest developments pertaining to crises in the Middle East, notably in Syria and Libya, as well as international efforts aimed at finding political solutions that would lead to restoring peace and stability in these countries. Such solutions shall preserve the states’ unity, sovereignty, territorial integrity as well as their national institutions and resources.