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Egypt’s Sisi, Palestine’s Abbas discuss latest efforts to revive Palestinian-Israeli peace talks

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Jul 2017
Egypt's Sisi with Palestinian president Abbas (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Sunday in Cairo with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the latest efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, state news agency MENA reported.

Sisi stressed during the meeting Egypt’s "unwavering commitment to finding a fair and comprehensive solution that would guarantee the rights of Palestinians to having their own independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital."

He also reiterated that the Palestinian issue is a top priority for Egypt, and that reaching a permanent solution is crucial for restoring security and stability in the Middle East and establishing economic development and progress in the region.

Abbas informed El-Sisi of the latest efforts to gather international support for the two-state solution, and highlighted US efforts to revive peace talks.

Abbas arrived in Cairo on Saturday with a delegation including Palestinian intelligence chief Maged Farah.

The visit comes a few days after a Hamas delegation visited Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials on the resumption of Palestinian national reconciliation efforts.

The elected head of Hamas' political bureau Ismail Haniyeh described the meeting as the start of a "new page" in Egypt-Hamas relations. 

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