Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry will head to Ramallah on Monday for talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to stress Cairo’s support for the reclamation of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people amid Israel’s plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank.
In press statements on Monday, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said Shoukry’s visit to Ramallah comes in support of the Palestinian people amid Israeli intentions to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territories.
The visit to the capital of the Palestinian Authority comes as part of a tour by the Egyptian foreign minister, which began on Sunday with a visit to Jordan’s Amman.
On Sunday, Shoukry met with King Abdullah of Jordan in Amman, where the pair reasserted their countries’ total rejection of any unilateral Israeli action concerning the annexation of the West Bank.
King Abdullah and Shoukry asserted that any unilateral Israeli actions would have huge consequences for the peace process and for the stability of the Middle East in general.
Shoukry also met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman El-Safadi.
Israel is considering a controversial annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank under the umbrella of a US-plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace, a move rejected by the Palestinian Authority, various European countries and the Arab League.