16 December 2019 02:22 PM

FM warns against impact of Turkish aggression on northeast Syria

Friday، 15 November 2019 - 10:49 AM

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has stressed that Egypt is committed to settling the Syrian crisis peacefully, warning against the negative impact of Turkish incursion into northeast Syrian territories on efforts to fight Daesh in the Arab country and the region.

Shoukry on Thursday took part in a ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh Small Group, held in Washington in the presence of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a host of foreign ministers and representatives of the member states.

He reviewed Egypt’s stance on the Syrian crisis and welcomed the efforts of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, which recently started operating in Geneva, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said.

The minister asserted the anti-Daesh international coalition needs to continue exerting efforts to achieve its targets, necessitating the confrontation of any country that uses terrorism for its political goals.

Shoukry affirmed that the coalition needs to pay attention to face thoughts propagated by Daesh, voicing Egypt’s desire and readiness to contribute to backing such efforts and spreading moderate Islam through Azhar and Dar al Iftaa.

The meeting is set to discuss the coalition's role in combating terrorism as well as the future actions the international community could take on that score in light of the recent developments in northeastern Syria.

MENA


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