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Egypt – Aboul Gheit is to meet with Foreign Ministers of France and Spain together, in Paris

30 novembre 2009

Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit is to meet with Foreign Ministers of France and Spain, on November 29th, in Paris, in order to hold Egyptian consultations with the co-presidency of the Union for Mediterranean and the coming Spanish presidency of the European Union, stated the Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry.

The Spokesman highlighted that the meeting is to focus on means to activate the Union for the Mediterranean and to agree on the events, missions and sector procedures are to be adopted during the upcoming phase, as well as setting the Ministerial technical meetings agenda and senior officials meetings during the upcoming Spanish presidency of the EU at the first quarter of 2010.

Aboul Gheit is to tackle with his French Counterpart the issue of preparing the coming summit between President Mubarak and President Sarkozy, which is expected to discuss regional issues, on the top of which is the peace process in the Middle East, as well as the French-Egyptian cooperation on the African level.

Regarding Aboul Gheit meeting his Spanish Counterpart, the Egyptian Minister is to discuss the results of the Spanish Prime Minister’s visit to Cairo recently, particularly the agreement with President Mubarak on holding the Egyptian-European Summit in Spain, the way EU leaders hold meetings with Presidents of pivotal states worldwide, such as USA, Russia and China. Worth mentioning, that such Egyptian-European Summit is the first of its kind, held by the EU with one of the region’s countries, which is a step that proves Egypt’s stance and the major appreciation expressed by the world leaders to the Egyptian leadership.

Aboul Gheit’s consultations with the Spanish Foreign Minister is to tackle means to support work mechanisms of the Egyptian-Spanish partnership and cooperation accord, which comes within the framework of Egypt enhancing its relations with a number of important European states, as well as boosting such relations to reach the phase of strategic cooperation, in addition to the process of promoting and upgrading the Egyptian relations with the EU as to execute suggestions presented by Egypt in this regard to the European side during the last meeting of the Egyptian European partnership, held on April 2009, in Luxemburg.

http://www.mfa.gov.eg/MFA_Portal/en-GB/MFA_News/Press_Releases/paris28112009.htm

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