December 6, 2022

In Washington, Antony Blinken discusses Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Department of State, on April 14, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Department of State, on April 14, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met on Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Washington, D.C. and both leaders discussed the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Department of State, on April 14, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha

They discussed efforts in key areas such as regional stability and security cooperation, as well as the next steps to build off the successful Negev Ministerial, and noted that 2022 marks 100 years of bilateral diplomatic relations between the United States and Egypt.

“The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed global developments, including Russia’s attack on Ukraine and its mounting global consequences, including rising food insecurity,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. “Additionally, Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Shoukry noted support for Libya’s UN-facilitated political process leading to elections. The Secretary reaffirmed the importance of human rights in our bilateral relationships with all partners, including Egypt, and encouraged progress on protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Department of State, on April 14, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Department of State, on April 14, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Department of State, on April 14, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Department of State, on April 14, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha

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