Egypt: Fahmy Discusses Top Issues With Iranian, Ethiopian Counterparts

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy delivered Egypt's speech before the 17th ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) that was held in Algeria on Tuesday 27/5/2014 and lasted for three days.

During his speech, Fahmy tackled the latest developments in Egypt in light of the presidential elections. He stressed Egypt's insistence on moving ahead towards a democratic transition and building a democratic State based on the values of justice, freedom and respect of law.

The Egyptian top diplomat reviewed the issue of terrorism as a global phenomenon, underlining the necessity of pooling the regional and international efforts to face such phenomenon, said Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Badr Abdul Atti.

He said that Fahmy tackled the Palestinian-Israeli peace process as well as the role of the NAM in supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people to establish their independent State.

He also reviewed the latest developments of the Syrian crisis.

Meantime, the Egyptian foreign minister met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the meeting.

They discussed efforts exerted to free the Middle East region of weapons of mass destruction as well as the Syrian crisis and ways to find a peaceful and political settlement that halts the Syrian bloodshed and meets the Syrian people's aspirations.

With Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom, Fahmy discussed ways to boost bilateral ties and the issue of the Renaissance Dam project.

He reiterated Egypt's stance that welcomes starting negotiations with the Ethiopian side to reach solutions for the existing differences, said the spokesman.

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