US and Egypt Mark 100 Years Of Diplomatic Relations

The United States and Egypt celebrated the 100 years diplomatic relations and reiterated their strong resolve to further enhance ties.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry in Washington and gifted him with two letters marking the start of relations between Cairo and Washington in the 1920s.

“Today marks 100 years of US-Egypt diplomatic relations. To mark the centennial of our strategic partnership, I gifted Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry with the 1922 telegrams congratulating Egypt on its independence,” Blinken said in a tweet.

The gift includes a copy of two letters – one is a letter recognizing Egypt’s independence from the then US President Warren G. Harding to King Ahmed Fuad. 

The second one is a letter from the then US State Secretary Charles Hughes to Abdel Khalek Sarwat Pasha to greet him on independence, Egypt State Information Service said in its website.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s Spokesman for Foreign Ministry, Ahmed Hafez expressed his country’s desire to further enhance ties with the US.

“On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Egypt and the United States, Egypt affirms its keenness toward bolstering the strategic relations between both countries and strengthening the ties between its peoples,” Hafez tweeted.

Egypt and the US also engaged in political efforts to find a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and Egypt was also the first country that signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979 brokered by US.

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