Shoukry, senior advisor to secretary of state discuss economic ties
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

CAIRO: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State David Thorne in Washington Thursday to discuss ways to bolster economic relations between the two countries, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.

The meeting comes on the sidelines of Shoukry’s participation in the meetings of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit that kicked off Thursday.

“Egypt and the United States have a long history of cooperation and strategic relations,” said Thorne adding that his country is keen on supporting Egyptian economy amid current challenges, according to Abu Zeid.

During the meeting, Shoukry presented a report on Egypt’s under-construction projects and development programs. He expressed Egypt’s keenness to make the best use of expertise of developed countries.

In February, Thorne had visited Luxor where he reviewed projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID.)

Shoukry also met with Wendy R. Sherman, the adviser of U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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