Egypt-U.S. ‘strategic dialogue’ meetings convene in Cairo August 2, FM spox
Shoukry Meets A group of Foreign and Egyptian Reporters Sunday - Photo Courtesy of Foreign Ministry

CAIRO: Cairo will host the U.S.-Egyptian ‘strategic dialogue’ on August 2, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Badr Abde Atty said in a statement Monday.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his U.S. counterpart John Kerry will attend the meetings of the dialogue, originally scheduled to convene on 27-28 July but was postponed due to some changes in Kerry’s foreign agenda, Youm7 reported.

“The strategic dialogue between Egypt and the United States represents an opportunity to consolidate the bilateral relations and reflects the strength and importance of the continuing partnership between the two countries,” Shoukry said in remarks to the reporters Sunday.

Relations between both countries soured when the U.S. partially suspended its annual $1.5-billion aid, following the 2013 dispersal of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins.

In April 2014, relations improved when the Pentagon announced that the suspended aid would be released. In November 2014, Egypt received the suspended 10 Apache fighter jets.

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