The Egyptian government wants to work more closely with the United Nations to bring peace and stability to Syria, as well as an end to all terrorism and foreign meddling in the nation. According to the ministry’s spokesperson, Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry recently spoke over the phone with UN Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen to urge greater collaboration and voice Cairo’s thoughts.
According to Abu Zeid, the minister recently confirmed Egypt’s full support for the UN envoy’s efforts to find a comprehensive political settlement in accordance with Security Council Resolution No. 2254. Shoukry previously met with Pedersen in March 2023 in Cairo. In a message released on Twitter, a spokeswoman for Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that there is “continuous coordination between Egypt and the UN for advancing the political solution in Syria and alleviating the suffering of the Syrian brotherly people.” The minister emphasized the significance of restarting the political process in the context of Egypt’s willingness to address the Syrian situation as soon as possible in accordance with international agreements.
He also updated the UN ambassador on the help and assistance provided to Syria in the aftermath of the terrible earthquakes that struck the country and neighboring Turkiye in February.
During Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad’s visit to Cairo this month, Cairo and Damascus agreed to boost collaboration and communication.
Shoukry traveled to Syria in February after the earthquakes to send a message of sympathy from Cairo.
It was an Egyptian foreign minister’s first visit to Syria since the civil conflict began in 2011. “The primary goal of my visit to Damascus is humanitarian,” Shoukry stated at the time.