German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas held a press conference with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Berlin, on Wednesday. During his statement, Maas commented on the increasing importance of Egypt within the Middle East. «We believe that Egypt can deliver important contributions in the route towards de-escalation, conflict management and towards political solutions. And therefore, in... Еще all of these issues, Egypt is an important partner and an increasingly important partner at that,» he said. Going on from this, Maas insisted that Egypt's security was an essential interest if the country was to play a more central role in solving regional disputes. He said, «Especially if you are becoming an ever more important partner, for solutions to problems in this region, then it's important that there is stability within Egypt.» Shoukry echoed Maas's comments on the need for stability in the region and spoke about Egypt's efforts to mitigate migration flows from the Middle East and Africa into Europe.