Egypt and UK FMs Discuss Strengthening Bilateral Ties and Middle East Stability

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Badr Abdel Aty and the UK’s Foreign Secretary David Lammy recently held a phone conversation to discuss several pressing issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and regional stability. Lammy congratulated Abdel Aty on his recent appointment, while Abdel Aty extended his congratulations on the Labour Party’s recent election victory in the UK.

According to Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, spokesperson and Director of Public Diplomacy at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the ministers reaffirmed their commitment to enhancing bilateral relations and working closely on mutual concern, particularly those affecting the Middle East.

Lammy emphasized the historic and multifaceted relationship between the UK and Egypt, which spans various sectors such as economy, trade, education, investment, migration, and climate change. Abdel Aty highlighted the importance of intensifying political consultations between their ministries to share insights and coordinate on
international and regional matters.

The discussion also focused on the situation in Gaza. Abdel Aty detailed Egypt’s mediation efforts between Israel and Palestine and stressed the importance of addressing the dire humanitarian conditions in Gaza. He called for increased international support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), emphasizing its crucial role in providing humanitarian assistance in Gaza and the West Bank.

Both ministers expressed deep concern over the escalating situation in Lebanon, discussing the potential for increased instability that could further aggravate regional tensions. They underscored the necessity of supporting Lebanon’s stability to maintain regional security.

Concluding the call, the ministers agreed to continue their consultations, focusing on strengthening bilateral relations and coordinating efforts to resolve regional crises, thus promoting peace, stability, and development in the Middle East.

Source: State Info
rmation Service Egypt