Egypt’s FM: ‘NATO Middle East’ not currently on the table

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Egypt’s FM: ‘NATO Middle East’ not currently on the table
“The establishment of a new military legal alliance or organization requires great consultations, and it is not on the table at the moment,” Egypt's FM Sameh Shoukry said.
By HUDHAIFA EBRAHIM/THE MEDIA LINE
Published: JULY 1, 2022

Despite reports circulating in the media of the imminent formation of a military alliance in the Middle East similar to NATO, this is not likely to happen anytime soon, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said during a press conference in Bahrain. The proposal will not be raised during any upcoming events, he added, “in reference to the upcoming summit with the US president in Saudi Arabia next month.”

“We certainly always strive to activate the joint Arab mechanisms and capabilities that protect Arab security, and we have great capabilities, and we are in constant consultation on various issues, whether military, political, or otherwise,” Shoukry continued during a press conference in Manama during the two-day visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Bahrain. “The establishment of a new military legal alliance or organization requires great consultations, and it is not on the table at the moment,” Shoukry said. Jordan’s King Abdullah II recently expressed support for such a framework.

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