Monday, October 26, 2009

Egypt - Foreign Minister meets with Foreign Minister of Djibouti

Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry stated that Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit met with Foreign Minister of Djibouti, Mahmoud Omar on October 24th, 2009.

The spokesman added that two Ministers had reviewed during the meeting positive developments in bilateral relations and the means of its improvement. The Joint Commission was agreed to be convened between the two countries in the coming weeks, co-chaired by the two Foreign Ministers, with a concentration on the ways to increase trade exchange volume and the number of students and the treatment of Djiboutians in Egypt, as well as increasing the volume of technical and economic cooperation between the two countries and the volume of Egyptian investments in Djibouti, particularly , in view of the boom in the port sector in Djibouti.

The two Ministers have also discussed the current developments on the level of achieving security and stability in the Horn of Africa as a whole and efforts to restore stability in Somalia, the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan and the situation in Darfur, in addition to the Egyptian efforts to work out the Palestine dialogue, and to achieve peace in the Middle East, as well as the situation in Yemen and the need for all the brotherly Arab support during the current circumstances.

The Spokesman pointed out that the talks witnessed convergence of views on ways to push forward bilateral relations of the two countries and the coordination of Egyptian-Djiboutian efforts regarding the means to restore stability in Somalia and the reduction of tensions in the Horn of Africa, as well as to coordinate positions on the proposed issues within the framework of the African Union and the League of Arab States.