Sisi, Dutch PM affirm importance of implementing the two-state solution

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Apr 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, stressed on Wednesday the need to resolve the Palestinian issue by pushing towards implementing the two-state solution in a way that contributes to restoring regional stability and security.


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R), Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (L). Photo: Egyptian Presidency

 

During a phone call, both leaders discussed the latest regional development, especially the situation in the Gaza Strip and the Egyptian efforts to restore regional stability by reaching a ceasefire and ensuring the safe delivery of humanitarian aid.

In this regard, El-Sisi stressed to Rutte the urgent need to stop the ongoing war in Gaza and warned against any military operations in the Palestinian city of Rafah.

He further pointed out that such an operation would have catastrophic repercussions on the humanitarian situation in the besieged Strip and regional peace and security.

In addition, El-Sisi stressed that enforcing relevant UN resolutions is a responsibility that the international community must assume.

Similarly, the two sides agreed on the crucial importance of reaching a ceasefire and ensuring unimpeded access to humanitarian aid throughout Gaza to avoid any further deterioration in the humanitarian situation there.

According to the Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy, El-Sisi and Rutte have also discussed enhancing economic and political relations between the two countries. 

Israel, whose brutal war on the Gaza Strip has continued for over six months, faces growing international pressure to agree to a ceasefire in Gaza.

The Israeli army has killed, to date, more than 34,000 and wounded over 76,000 since 7 October, most of whom are women and children.

Since the outbreak of the war, Egypt has been pushing for a ceasefire and sustained access to humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the civilians in Gaza.

 

 

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