NEW YORK: Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (FM) Nabil Fahmy held a meeting with several fellow foreign affairs ministers on Wednesday addressing Egypt’s ambition to scale up international partnership, on the sideline of U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York, according to the foreign ministry.
The ministers met under the banner of the Deauville Partnership, an international partnership initiated as a response to the Arab Spring to support Arab countries in transition.
The Deauville meeting was headed by Britain’s Foreign Affairs Minister William Hague. Besides several European countries, Japan, EU, Jordan, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya participated.
Badr Abdel Atti, spokesman of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, said that Fahmy expressed Egypt’s ambition to see a push in the initiatives that the partnership develops, arguing that this would lead to a desirable result.
Atti also said that Fahmy’s statements showed the special interest Egypt has in the Deauville Partnership as an international forum where G8 and Arab countries can exchange information and experiences.
The spokesperson added that Fahmy highlighted the importance of this partnership as a major means of reaching harmony between partners and financing associations and as a guarantee for more coordination and effectiveness.