23.02.2024, 18:58 46306

Kazakhstan and Egypt Held Eighth Round of Political Consultations between Foreign Ministries

The eighth round of political consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan and Egypt took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affair of Egypt chaired by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Alibek Bakayev, and his Egyptian counterpart, Ahmed Shaheen, press service of the Kazakh MFA reports.

During the consultations, both sides hailed the positive momentum and successful development of Kazakh-Egyptian relations based on friendship and mutually beneficial partnership.

Diplomats expressed readiness to enhance dialogue at the highest and high levels, including parliamentary exchanges, and agreed to organize mutual official visits and bilateral meetings across various multilateral formats.

The parties discussed preparations for the sixth session of the Kazakh-Egyptian Intergovernmental Comission in Astana in 2024, emphasizing the need to revive its activities.

Deputy Minister Bakayev highlighted the importance of cooperation within international transport corridors, particularly the Middle Corridor, which can boost trade flow between Kazakhstan and Egypt.

Egypt showed interest in this issue, considering the economic losses from reduced trade through the Suez Canal.

Deputy Minister Shaheen expressed gratitude for Kazakhstan’s constructive role in Middle East conflict resolution and its humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people. Kazakhstan, in turn, thanked Egypt for assisting in the evacuation of Kazakh citizens from the Gaza Strip.

The diplomats exchanged views on cooperation within regional and international organizations, with Egypt expressing full support for Kazakhstan’s initiative to transform the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia into a full-fledged organization and welcoming the adoption of the Roadmap.

Both sides emphasized the historical ties between Kazakhstan and Egypt, dating back to the 800-year history of the great Beybarys Sultan, which serves as a strong bridge for the current development and prosperity of the two peoples.

The meeting concluded with an emphasis on the importance of regular bilateral consultations and a commitment to continue close dialogue between the ministries of foreign affairs.

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