Sisi, Bin Zayed urge diplomacy to stop military escalation in Gaza

Ahram Online , Monday 9 Oct 2023

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Emirati President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan stressed during a phone call on Sunday the need for diplomacy to stop the ongoing military escalation in Gaza.

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File Photo: UAE Ministry Of Presidential Affairs shows UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (R) receiving Egypt s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. AFP


Both sides discussed the latest developments in the conflict, read a statement by the Egyptian presidency.

They called for intensified coordination and consultation to end the violence and protect civilians.

El-Sisi and his Emirati counterpart emphasized the importance of embarking on a path toward a just, comprehensive, and durable peace to ensure security and stability in the region.

Also on Sunday, El-Sisi spoke on the phone with various international and regional leaders and officials to seek avenues for reducing tensions in the Gaza Strip.

Battles between Palestinian fighters and Israeli forces raged for the third day on Monday, following a surprise military operation by Hamas early Saturday.

The death toll for both sides passed 1,100 dead.

Egypt has stressed ahead with efforts to help de-escalate the situation and restore calm in the enclave.

Egypt, a regional linchpin, had mediated ceasefires between Israel and Palestinian factions during similar episodes of fighting in Gaza.

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