Shoukri: Turkish attack is occupation; resistance is legitimate right under UN Charter

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry condemned the Turkish attack on Syrian territory, pointing out that his country "considers this aggression an occupation of the territory of a brotherly Arab country," stressing that its resistance is a "legitimate right of self-defense" under Article 51 of the UN Charter.

In a meeting with a delegation from the Syrian Democratic Council, Sameh Shoukry said that Egypt "attaches great importance to the unity of Syria, its people and its territorial integrity, and is always keen to maintain this and stands at the same distance from all components of the brotherly Syrian people."

Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Advisor Ahmed Hafez, said that the minister met a delegation from the Syrian Democratic Council including the co-chair of the council Riad Dirar, the head of the executive board of the council Ilham Ahmed, and member of the presidency council Sihanouk Dibo, ahead of the emergency meeting of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level. To discuss the Turkish attack on northern and eastern Syria.

Hafez added that members of the delegation briefed Shoukri during the meeting on developments in the field situation related to the Turkish aggression on Syria, and "presented the serious effects and related challenges, as well as the associated serious humanitarian consequences on the ground and the mass displacement, in addition to the negative consequences of the Turkish aggression on Syria." The path of fighting the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria and the region. "


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