Egypt demands more efforts to support Palestinians and maintain truce – Foreign Affairs – Egypt

(Left to right) Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas is received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo. AFP

El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s support for the realization of the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people in accordance with the principles of the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, in addition to the maintenance of the truce in the Gaza Strip.

The meeting was attended by Head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service (GIS) Abbas Kamel, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad El-Maliki, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) of Hussein El-Sheikh, of the head of the Palestinian Authority Intelligence Service Maged Farag and the Palestinian ambassador in Cairo Diab El-Louh.

The meeting discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian issue, according to a statement by Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady.

Abbas, for his part, expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s strenuous efforts to support the Palestinian issue, praising its historic role in this regard with the aim of reaching a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

He also said that Egypt’s support reflected the exceptional depth of Egyptian-Palestinian relations and the ties between the two peoples.

He also noted that he had always been keen to consult El-Sissi on the latest Palestinian conditions.

The presidential spokesperson also noted that the two presidents agreed to continue consultations and coordination at the bilateral and multilateral levels to draft a tripartite coordination involving Jordan to track future steps and efforts to support the Palestinian issue.

Egypt and Jordan are in talks with several international parties to resume the Palestinian-Israeli talks.

In August 2022, Egypt brokered a ceasefire to end nearly three days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. In May 2021, Egypt also brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions after a devastating Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip left hundreds dead and injured and destroyed dozens of residential buildings. and commercial.

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