23 October 2018 05:30 AM

FM, UN envoy mull efforts to settle Syria crisis

Sunday، 23 September 2018 - 12:54 PM

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on the sidelines of the 73rd meetings of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said.

In a statement, Abu Zeid said the two sides discussed the recent developments in Syria and ways of reaching a political settlement and addressing the relevant humanitarian crises in the country.

During the meeting, Di Mistura briefed Shoukry on the latest political and security developments and the UN efforts to cope with the current challenges.

The two sides also discussed the outcome of the recent contacts made by the UN envoy with regional and international actors.

The situation in Idlib was also mulled.

The Egyptian top diplomat warned that offering safe corridors to the terrorists in Idlib would allow them to infiltrate into other countries in the region, the spokesman added.

The foreign minister highlighted the importance of achieving a political solution in Syria, especially forming a constitutional committee as a major step to politically settle the crisis.

Cairo is interested in participating in the ministerial meeting on Syria by the end of this week in New York, Shoukry said.

Egypt will continue its efforts to ease the suffering of the Syrian people due to unstoppable eight-year conflict, he added.

The minister underlined the importance of coordinating regional and international efforts to settle the crisis without wasting more blood and time.

Cairo supports Di Mistura's efforts in achieving a comprehensive settlement for the regional crisis, he underscored.

MENA

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