Sisi stresses need for immediate ceasefire in Gaza to UK PM Sunak

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Nov 2023

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed on Wednesday to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak the need for the international community to take a decisive stance to earnestly pursue an immediate ceasefire and enforce a humanitarian truce, given the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Gaza.

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According to the Egyptian Presidency, El-Sisi received a phone call from the British premier where the two leaders discussed the recent developments in the Israeli military escalation in the Gaza Strip.

President El-Sisi underlined that a resolution to the Palestinian issue requires the implementation of a two-state solution, stressing that military solutions pose a threat to the overall security and stability of the region.

He also pointed out that Egypt is making significant efforts, both on the political front to de-escalate the situation and prevent bloodshed and on the humanitarian level by leading a coordination process to deliver humanitarian aid to assist the people of Gaza.

The British Prime Minister expressed his deep appreciation for Egypt's role and affirmed the United Kingdom's stance on the necessity of protecting civilians, delivering aid, and achieving a humanitarian ceasefire.

The two leaders also discussed efforts to release those who were taken captive by Hamas on 7 October.

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