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Egypt Fm To Visit Eritrea On Wednesday

Egypt Foreign Minister. Source - El-balad

By Rehab Sayed
May 5,2014

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is expected to visit Eritrea on Wednesday in the first such visit by an Egyptian foreign minister in two decades.

In a Tuesday statement, the Foreign Ministry said the planned visit reflected the “brotherly relations between Egypt and Eritrea.”

An Eritrean source, meanwhile, said Shoukry would meet with Eritrean officials to discuss the situation in crisis-hit Yemen and security coordination on the strategic Bab al-Mandeb strait.

“[The visit] also aims to send a message of reassurance to Eritrea in light of recent rapprochement between Egypt and Ethiopia,” the source said .

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