Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, and Toshimitsu Motegi of Japan have been holding conversations on bilateral relations and the Palestinian conflict including discussions on other regional and international cases over the phone.
Shoukry and Motegi had an elaborate phone conversation on introducing ways to improve cooperation relations between Egypt and Japan in different areas.
These are critical matters that would normally be discussed in person but as a result of the Covid-19 crisis or some other reason, the two ministers talked at length over the phone addressing issues including the current developments on the regional and international areas.
According to the spokesperson for Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Hafez, the Japanese minister expressed his motive in listening to Egypt’s vision regarding the situation in the region — which is in relation to the lastest developments in the Palestinian issue.
Over the phone, Motegi appreciated Egypt for their efforts in the role played which led to ceasefire and ongoing consolidation.
Shoukry placed emphasis on reconstruction and support for development efforts in other regions of Palestine. He also reviewed the country’s moves and contacts stressing the need for urgent action to be taken in order to awaken and strengthen the political track through serious negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
The new developments pinpointed the centrality of the conflict in Palestine and the negative possible outcomes if it persists without a just and comprehensive solution to the conflict, Shoukry admitted.
Spokesperson, Hafez, later revealed that methods for improving bilateral relations within the framework of the distinguished relations between Egypt and Japan were equally ironed out.
By Elijah Christopher
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