US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (Reuters)

November 9, 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday the US shares with Egypt concerns about Iran’s malign practices.

Blinken was speaking alongside Egyptian foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Department of State ahead of a US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue.

During a joint press conference with Shoukry, Blinken also stressed the need to remove foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, praising Cairo’s role on the issue.

He also stressed the importance of holding Libyan elections on schedule in December.

During the press conference, Blinken said the US welcomed Egypt’s announcement of its strategy on human rights, and said the issue would be discussed during meetings with Egyptian officials.

The Secretary of State also said he and Shoukry had discussed the Palestinian issue and Egypt’s continuous efforts to revive the Israel-Palestine peace process, developments in Syria and efforts to end the crisis there, as well as the recent developments in Sudan and the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam issue.

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