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Egypt’s foreign minister affirms ‘solid and stable’ relationship with Israel

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks about US-Egyptian ties, recent tensions with Turkey and Russia, and progress being made on the Renaissance Dam dispute with Ethiopia.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrives for a working dinner with heads of delegations for the Nuclear Security Summit at the White House in Washington March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSD2YI
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NEW YORK — Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, speaking to Al-Monitor during his visit to New York for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, addressed his country’s position on the Middle East peace process, US-Egyptian relations and the ongoing conflicts in Libya and Yemen, among other topics.

Shoukry, who has served as minister of foreign affairs since 2014, is a career diplomat who formerly served as Cairo’s ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2012. In his post as top diplomat, he has worked to boost Egypt’s regional standing and help it regain a role in the Mideast peace process.

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