Caption : Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in his waiting on Monday Palestine s Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Abu Amr and Minister of Social Development Ahmed Majdalani in Cairo
Shoukry asserted that Egypt is continuing its efforts to support Palestinians in rebuilding Gaza following last year’s Israeli attack on the enclave. Egypt is currently building three towns in Gaza to house 300,000 people.
In May last year, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi pledged $500 million to rebuild Gaza after an Egypt-brokered ceasefire stopped an 11-day Israeli assault on the strip that killed 250 Palestinians and caused financial losses estimated at $450 million.
The Egyptian foreign minister also reiterated Egypt’s support for establishing an independent Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem based on the borders of 1967.
For their part, the Palestinian officials expressed their appreciation for Egypt’s supportive role in the Palestinian cause.