Egypt FM meets Russian, Japanese peace envoys

Egypt started to revive relations with Russia in recent months on the background of cooling relations between Cairo and Washington following Morsi's overthrow.

Egypt FM meets Russian, Japanese peace envoys

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi on Wednesday met with Russia's special envoy for the Middle East Sergey Vershinin and Japanese peace envoy Yutaka Uemurain for talks on a host of regional and international issues.

"The meeting with the Russian envoy focused on relations between Egypt and Russia as well as a number of regional and international files of concern," the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, talks tackled the Syrian crisis and the dangers entailed in the absence of a political settlement for the crisis along with means of tackling the humanitarian situation in the Arab country.

"The two sides also discussed developments in peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis," the ministry said.

According to the statement, the Russian diplomat reiterated his country's support for Egypt's transitional roadmap, which was imposed by the military following the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi.

Fahmi told Vershinin that Egypt plans to organize a conference on the situation in Libya with neighboring countries attending, the statement said, giving no date for the event.

Egypt started to revive relations with Russia in recent months on the background of cooling relations between Cairo and Washington following Morsi's overthrow.

Fahmi also met with the Japanese peace envoy, who reiterated his country's support for Egypt's transitional roadmap, the ministry statement said.

Apart from amending 2012 constitution, which was drafted under Morsi, Egypt's transitional roadmap also includes presidential elections and parliamentary elections.

The presidential polls are scheduled for May 26/27.

Last Mod: 17 Nisan 2014, 09:46
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