FM to visit Moscow March 16
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - YOUM7

CAIRO: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head to Russia Tuesday to discuss Syria, Sputnik news agency reported Egypt’s ambassador to Moscow Mohamed El-Badri.

Shoukry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed in a phone call Monday international efforts to reach a political settlement of the Syrian crisis, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid in a statement Monday.

Conflicting parties between Bashar al-Assad’s military troops and the opposition agreed truce jointly mediated by U.S., Russia in late February.

Egypt has praised the cessation of hostilities in Syria, saying it is “an important and necessary step in the interest of the Syrian people.”

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