Egypt’s Sisi and Qatar’s Tamim discuss efforts to achieve ceasefire in Gaza

Ahram Online , Friday 10 Nov 2023

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed Israel's war on the Gaza Strip, and efforts to achieve a ceasefire with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani as part of his official visit to Cairo on Friday.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani during their meeting. Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency.


The visit is part of Egypt's many efforts to coordinate with all concerned parties to resolve the crisis in Gaza, sources told Al-Qahera channel on Thursday.

It also comes one day before the Arab summit in Riyadh. At a request from Palestine and Saudi Arabia, Saturday’s summit will discuss the Israeli aggression against Gaza that began on 7 October.

During their meeting, the two leaders discussed the best measures to protect civilians in Gaza and put an end to the bloodshed, according to a statement by the Egyptian Presidency’s Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy.

The death toll from Israeli aggression in Gaza has tragically climbed to 10,812 Palestinians, with heartbreaking numbers that include 4,412 children, 2,918 women, 667 elderly individuals, and 26,905 injured, the Palestinian health ministry in Gaza reported on Thursday.

El-Sisi and Tamim also reaffirmed their rejection of any attempts to forcibly displace Palestinians or settle the Palestinian issue at the expense of the Palestinian people or the countries in the region. 

Both sides also confirmed their ongoing consultations to de-escalate the violence in Gaza and alleviate the suffering of civilians, in pursuit of an independent Palestinian state, the statement concluded. 

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