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Egypt's El-Sisi talks East Jerusalem with Jordan, Israel and John Kerry

Egypt's president has conference call with Jordan and Israel leaders, US Secretary of State John Kerry, about regional peace process

Ahram Online , Thursday 13 Nov 2014
Egypt president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: AP)
Egypt president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: AP)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi joined in a conference call on Thursday afternoon with Jordan's King Abdullah II, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, said Egypt's presidency.
 
Abdullah, Netanyahu and Kerry are currently meeting in Amman, Jordan, and El-Sisi spoke with them by phone, said Egyptian presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef.
 
El-Sisi was briefed on the talks held earlier in the day, which also focused on the situation in East Jerusalem and how to contain growing unrest.
 
East Jerusalem has seen increasing discord in recent weeks after Israeli authorities allowed Jewish prayers to take place at Al-Aqsa Mosque, a hot spot for confrontations as it contains some of Judaism and Islam's most sacred sites.
 
The discussion on Thursday also included ideas to revive the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, where El-Sisi insisted on the importance of reaching a two-state solution.
 
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