Bishop arranged to meet with Egyptian counterpart

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has arranged to meet with her Egyptian counterpart to discuss a pardon for journalist Peter Greste.

The Australian journalist’s fellow Al Jazeera reporters Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been pardoned and freed from prison in Egypt.

But Mr Greste’s name was not on the list of pardons, meaning he is still a convicted criminal.

Ms Bishop, who is in New York for a series of United Nations meetings, told AAP she had arranged to meet with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

She is also keeping in touch with Mr Greste.