Secretary Blinken’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry 

May 2, 2023

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to consult on extending and expanding the ceasefire in Sudan and ensuring a coordinated humanitarian response.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister agreed to continue close U.S.-Egypt consultation regarding ongoing efforts to achieve a durable cessation of hostilities in Sudan.  They discussed the May 1 Amman meeting on Syria.  The Secretary emphasized that those engaging with the Assad regime should weigh carefully how those efforts are addressing the needs of the Syrian people.