Shoukri and his British counterpart welcome the intensification of consultation mechanisms between the two countries

Mohammed Ismail – Cairo – Egypt – (A Sh A)

Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukri and United Kingdom Minister for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth Affairs and Development James Chaturai today, Wednesday, welcomed the recent period of intensification of consultation mechanisms between the two countries.

This matter came to light during the meeting of the two ministers held in New York on the occasion of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, official spokesman and director of the Public Diplomacy Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the two ministers mentioned the opening of trade and the opening of the first round of the Egyptian-British Partnership Conference last July. Investment Subcommittee to enhance economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.

He added that Minister Shoukry opened the meeting by condoling the death of Queen Elizabeth II and expressing sincere wishes to the government and people of the United Kingdom during the reign of King Charles III.

The Foreign Minister congratulated his British counterpart on assuming his post, looking forward to continued cooperation and enhanced bilateral relations with the new government.

On the other hand, the official spokesman revealed that the foreign minister emphasized the Egyptian government’s interest in increasing British investment in the Egyptian market, especially in the energy and agricultural sectors, encouraging British government financing institutions, led by British International Investment (BII). to increase their investment in Egypt.

For his part, the British minister praised the boom in infrastructure and roads in Egypt as a key factor in attracting foreign investment to Egypt in recent years.

In the same context, Minister Shoukry welcomed the positive steps taken by the British Government to promote the flow of tourists from Britain to Egypt and expressed his desire to increase cooperation in the field of tourism.

He also appreciated the positive stance taken by Minister Chaturai in moving forward in this direction during his tenure as Minister of State for the Middle East till last April.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that the meeting saw an exchange of views and views on several regional and international files, with the Ukrainian crisis and its impact on the global economy prominent. This includes negative impacts of the crisis on food and energy supply chains.

Shoukry briefed his British counterpart on the organizational and concrete developments of Egypt’s hosting and presidency of the 27th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Presidency of Egypt.

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