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Egypt rejects Israeli plan to annex parts of West Bank: Shoukry tells Palestine's Abbas

Shoukry discussed steps and means to allow for the resumption of peace efforts under a two-state solution, international law and the Arab Peace Initiative

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Jul 2020
Shoukry tells Palestine
FM Sameh Shoukry meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on 20 July, 2020 (Photo: MFA)
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Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday Cairo’s rejection of any "unilateral" moves or decisions by Israel to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.

Shoukry held a meeting with Abbas in Ramallah, where he affirmed Egypt’s support for the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian people in establishing an independent state based on its 1967 borders with a capital in East Jerusalem, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Shoukry discussed steps and means to allow for the resumption of peace efforts under a two-state solution, international law and the Arab Peace Initiative to "preserve the Palestinian people’s rights and settle a major historical issue in region to achieve stability."

Abbas expressed his appreciation for the support of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his leadership to the Palestinian cause and the restoration of legitimate rights, praising Cairo’s historical role in supporting and defending Arab interests and rights, the statement added.

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