Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri said that Egypt highly values relations with Cyprus and Greece, noting that this trilateral relation aims to enhance cooperation between the three countries.
During the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF)’s Foreign Ministers’ meeting, dubbed “Philia Forum” (Friendship Forum) grouping Arab and European ministers of foreign affairs and opened in Greece on Thursday.
He added that Egypt enjoys close relations with Arab states especially Gulf countries. “Egypt seek either through trilateral framework or through our relations with our Arab brothers to cooperate in order to achieve the interests of our peoples and realize stability based on international law and the rules governing relations between states.”
The Egyptian minister shunned any double standards that would only lead to narrow and self-centred interests.
Shoukri took part in “Philia Forum” (Friendship Forum) meeting along with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, France and Cyprus.