Egypt keen to boost relations with EU: FM
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - YOUM7/Hassan Muhammed

CAIRO: Egypt is keen to boost and resume bilateral relations with the European Union countries, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said in a press conference Monday.

The statement came during Shoukry’s meeting with the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Cairo where the duo have discussed number of regional and international topics including the conflicts in Libya, Syria, Yemen and Palestine, Youm7 reported.

“The relations between Egypt and the European Union have been historical and have led to a notable progress in Egypt’s development plans. Egypt’s seeks to resume the relations of common interest which have been negatively affected during the past years,” said Shoukry.

During her two day visit, Mogherini is set to deliver a speech at the Cairo University Tuesday, Egypt’s state-run news agency MENA reported last week.

Mogherini is also scheduled to meet with President Abdel Fatah al Sisi.

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