Egypt Independent

Egypt’s FM embarks on European tour

Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr left Cairo on Wednesday for his first European visit since assuming the post.   

The four-day trip will include visits to Turkey and Germany. Amr will meet with senior Turkish officials to discuss regional issues, especially the situations in Syria and Libya.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Menha Bakhoum said Tuesday that Amr will meet with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Amr's counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu.

Bakhoum highlighted the official trip, saying, “Germany is of an advanced stance in the world. It has development cooperation programs in Egypt in addition to its trade exchange magnitude and investments."

She also referred to the attention Germany, a key member of the European Union and the United Nations Security Council, is paying to Egypt's democratic transition.

The talks between the two countries' foreign ministers could result in a “Berlin Declaration,” which would address bilateral cooperation and German aid to Egypt. 

Translated from the Arabic Edition