Paris, January 24, 2017.
The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry chaired Egypt’s delegation at the International Conference that France has invited to in order to revive peace negotiations between the Palestinian and Isreali sides. Minister Shoukry outlined Egypt’s vision on reaching a just and comprehensive settlement to the Palestinian issue, which is considered as the cornerstone of stability and peaceful coexistence in the region. He stressed on the necessity for the Palestinian people to get their legitimate rights, primarily the establishment of their independent State along the borders of June 4, 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital. Minister Shoukry also expressed Egypt’s readiness to effectively contribute to achieving this objective, through encouraging both the Palestinian and Israeli sides to resume direct negotiations. Egypt’s FM conducted important bilateral meetings with his European and Arab counterparts, on the sidelines of the conference.