File photo: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends a meeting with foreign ministers and officials from countries neighboring Libya to discuss the conflict in Libya, in Algiers, Algeria January 23, 2020. REUTERS
In September 2021, Qatar handed over the chairmanship of the Arab League Council at ministerial level to Kuwait during the launch of the 156th session of the Arab League Council at the headquarters of the Arab League General Secretariat.
Shoukry’s participation in the meeting aims to continue consultations with Arab foreign ministers on current Arab issues and topics, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Egyptian senior diplomat’s participation in the meeting is also aimed at coordinating positions with the aim of supporting joint Arab working mechanisms in the face of ongoing regional and international challenges, the statement added.
During his visit to Kuwait, Shoukry will meet with a number of Arab foreign ministers for talks on bilateral relations and coordination on issues of common concern, the statement said.
In a speech he delivered at the opening meeting of the 156th Ordinary Ministerial Session of the Arab League Council in September, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah said that his country would continue its efforts to push for joint Arab action.
He also promised that Kuwait would seek to “clear the air” between Arab states, bring their views closer together and underline the strength of inter-Arab brotherly ties.
In January last year, Egypt, along with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, signed an agreement in the Saudi town of Al-Ula that paved the way for renewed ties with Doha. and ended the Arab Quartet boycott that began in mid-2017.
The reconciliation deal, signed at the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Saudi Arabia, came a month after the Kuwaiti foreign minister revealed fruitful talks had taken place to end the Gulf divide.
The Kuwaiti statements were welcomed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Following these statements, Bahrain also called for an end to regional disputes and the United Arab Emirates reiterated its support for Saudi efforts to end the divide.
During the September ministerial session, Shoukry reiterated Egypt’s commitment to stand with all Arab countries to endure the current exceptional circumstances, expressing Cairo’s welcome to recent Arab reconciliations.
The head of Egyptian diplomacy expressed his rejection of “blatant” foreign interference in the affairs of Arab countries. He also called for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, supporting Libya and ending humanitarian suffering in Syria and Yemen.
He also highlighted Egypt’s position regarding the dispute with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, saying that Egypt is calling for a binding legal agreement on the mega dam that Ethiopia has built on the Nile. Blue.