EC president praises Egyptian Gaza mediation to Sisi in Jordan

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Jun 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with President of the European Council Charles Michel on the sidelines of the International Conference on Emergency Humanitarian Response for Gaza in Jordan on Tuesday, where the latter praised Egyptian mediation of the crisis.

Jordan s King Abdullah II (3rd R) and his son Crown Prince Hussein (4th R) attend, along with Egyptian President Abdulfattah al-Sisi (C), his foreign minister, Sameh Shukry (4th L), UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (2nd L) and other officials a plenary session during the emergency aid summit entitled Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza , in Sweimeh on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan. AFP


According to the Egyptian presidency, Michel stressed European support for all initiatives aimed at protecting civilians and addressing the humanitarian crisis faced by the residents of Gaza.

Both parties emphasized the importance of concerted efforts to achieve a ceasefire and ensure sustainable delivery of humanitarian aid to all areas of the Gaza Strip.

They warned of the catastrophic security and humanitarian consequences resulting from the expansion of military operations in densely populated civilian areas.

Additionally, they underscored the importance of international efforts to implement the two-state solution per international resolutions to achieve security and stability in the region and prevent the renewal and expansion of the conflict in the future.

The meeting also affirmed the strength and depth of the partnership between Egypt and the European Union, especially following the recent upgrade of their relations to a Strategic and Comprehensive Partnership.

Meetings with PMs of Spain and Slovenia

The Egyptian president also met seperately with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob on the sidelines of the conference.

El-Sisi expressed his appreciation for both Spain and Slovenia’s historic decision to recognize the State of Palestine.

In both meetings, the necessity of intensifying international efforts to end the war and ensure the delivery of sufficient humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip without obstacles was underscored.

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