Shoukri praises close cooperation with Poland
Monday، 15 April 2019 - 01:47 PM
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri praised Egyptian-Polish relations which date back to more than 90 years and have been based on mutual respect and joint interests.
Addressing a joint press conference held on Sunday14/4/2019 with his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz at the end of their talks here on Sunday, Shoukri said they probed a number of regional and international issues, mainly the Palestinian problem and efforts to reach a final solution to it, in addition to the latest developments in Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen and Egypt's anti-terrorism efforts.
The meeting also covered illegal migration and ways to settle conflicts and economic conditions that trigger such phenomenon through bilateral and regional cooperation, he said.
The Polish foreign minister said he considers Egypt as one of the key partners of his country in Africa and the entire world, voicing hope to increase cooperation between both countries.
He asserted that Egypt is a pivotal country in the region.
The Polish foreign minister expressed hope that cooperation between Poland and Egypt would be enhanced particularly in the industrial fields.
He told the press conference they exchanged views on ways to resolve a number of problems pertaining to maritime transport.
He expressed happiness for signing a number of agreements in Warsaw to support cooperation, noting that the number of Polish tourists to Egypt is increasing, reaching 280,000 last year.
The meeting covered a number of regional and international issues particularly that Poland is a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, he said.
He expressed his country's appreciation of the great role played by Egypt within the framework of the peacekeeping forces.
Poland considers Egypt as a pivotal country in the Middle East, he said, pointing out that his country is the fifth one to contribute to cooperation with Africa worth about 50 million euros.
Poland exerts intensive efforts to settle the problem of illegal migration, he said, expressing appreciation of Egypt's efforts to fight terrorism and extremism.
He added that he met during his visit to Egypt with Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese.
He voiced hope that peace and security would be reached in the Middle East.