Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

US to continue working with Egypt  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 23/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) US Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed Sunday that Washington will strengthen the strategic relationship with Cairo amid the turmoil in the Middle East.

In a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, Kerry said: "Well, it's a great pleasure for me to be back in Cairo and have a chance to meet with the new foreign minister - and I very much look forward to working with him on critical issues facing our countries.

"Obviously, this is a critical moment of transition in Egypt, with enormous challenges. The United States is very interested in working closely with President (Abdelfatah) Al-Sisi and his cabinet and Egypt in order to help make this transition as rapidly and smoothly as possible," Kerry stated.

"There are issues of concern, as the minister mentions, but we know how to work at these - With the regional issues, as critical as they are - Syria, Iraq and other issues regarding instability through terrorism in the Sinai, elsewhere - we have a lot to talk about and a lot to work on," he went on.

Kerry noted that he plans to hold talks with leaders of the Middle East countries, during his current trip, on the risks posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) not only to Iraq but to the entire region and beyond.

The State Secretary noted that his country is not responsible for what is going on in Iraq but will help the Iraqi government in combating the ISIL terrorism, adding that the US will not send troops back to Iraq.

He urged the governments and individuals in the region not to donate funds to charity organizations that could channel these funds to insurgents in Iraq and elsewhere.

Asked on the US assistance to Egypt, he said President Barack Obama's administration suggested offering Egypt a total of USD 650 million but the Senate decided to reduce the funds.

The delivery of the US Apaches to Egypt will take place soon, Kerry added.

On his part, Shukri said that Kerry discussed with Al-Sisi a range of regional and international issues of mutual concern and both sides agreed to double efforts in the face of mounting challenges.

"This is a very important visit for us and for our bilateral relations, and also for - given the current regional situation," he said, noting that Kerry meeting with Al-Sisi materialized the keenness of both sides to push forward their strategic dialogue.

The minister affirmed that Cairo shares Washington the concern about the situations in Iraq, and is keen on the unity and stability of Iraq and "all Arab brothers." Following his talks with Al-Sisi, Shukri and the Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby, Kerry has concluded his brief visit this evening; he has left for Amman, capital of Jordan, for consultations with Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 23 2014 - Real Estate Transactions Worth over QR660 Million Last WeekQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Real estate transactions between September 14 and 18 for the real estate sales contracts registered at the Ministry of justice are worth QR660,849,178, the real estate registration ...

 Sep 23 2014 - White House Intruder Raises Questions of Failures of US Secret ServiceQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Questions are being raised in the US Congress and in the public about the failures of the US Secret Service to stop a man carrying a concealed knife from climbing over a fence and ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi Arabia Seeks UN Resolution to End Israeli OccupationQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia vowed today that it's time to seek a UN Security Council resolution to set a timetable to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and achieve ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Qatar to Host 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal JusticeQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) The government of the State of Qatar and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) signed here Monday an agreement for hosting the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Vice Chairman of Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency Meets Qatari AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Vice Chairman of Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency Bettina Hruby met with HE Qatar's Ambassador to Hungary Abdullah Hussein Al Jaber. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral ...

 Sep 23 2014 - French Premier Says 'No Negotiation' With AbductorsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Tuesday said there would be "no discussion, no negotiation" with an Algerian group that has abducted a French citizen. The Prime Minister told ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Turkey to expand trade with SharjahMENAFN
(MENAFN) A delegation of Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association (MUSIAD) from Turkey held a meeting with the director of Hamiryah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport Free ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Lebanese Soldier Killed in Gunfire Attack in TripoliQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) A Lebanese soldier was killed and two other soldiers wounded on Tuesday morning when an unidentified car opened fire on the Lebanese Army's barracks in al-Beddawi near the northern ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi flag unfurled on world's tallest flagpoleArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Jeddah municipality will today hoist a giant Saudi flag onto the world's tallest flagpole to mark the country's 84th National Day.The pole is 170 meters high while the flag is ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Killing of Saudi hostage taker under probeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Saudi Embassy in Kuwait City said Monday that it was following up the killing of a Saudi citizen who had taken his family hostage at gun point in an exchange of fire with ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help