Egypt's Sisi and France's Macron emphasize joint efforts to prevent escalation in Gaza conflict

Ahram Online , Friday 22 Dec 2023

Presidents Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Emmanuel Macron agreed in a telephone call on Friday to intensify efforts to prevent escalation of the Gaza conflict, the Egyptian Presidency said.

File photo of French President Emmanuel Macron welcoming Egypt s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Elys e Palace. AFP


According to the Egyptian Presidency, El-Sisi shared his vision concerning the situation in Gaza about the crucial necessity to end military operations in the Gaza Strip, to protect civilians, and to allow unfettered access to humanitarian aid for Gazans.

 El-Sisi and Macron were also aligned on the need for the international community to settle the Palestinian issue in a just and comprehensive manner, through the implementation of the two-state solution.

During the call, President Macron extended warm congratulations to his Egyptian counterpart, President El-Sisi on his re-election for a new term.

Macron expressed France's commitment to strengthen cooperation with Egypt, a sentiment that was appreciated by El-Sisi.

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