Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah call for reaching permanent ceasefire in Gaza

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 Nov 2023

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II reaffirmed the importance of continuing efforts to achieve a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to a statement by Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy on Wednesday.

Egypt s Sisi and Jordan s King Abdullah
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah EL- Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II during the Egyptian-Jordanian Summit.


This came during the Egyptian-Jordanian Summit that took place a few hours after a four-day truce between Israel and Hamas was announced.

El-Sisi and King Abdullah also emphasized the need to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid in line with international consensus reflected in the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly.

Both leaders also reiterated their outright rejection of any attempts to displace Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, either internally or externally.

El-Sisi and King Abdullah underscored that stability in the region should be pursued through a comprehensive political process aimed at achieving a just resolution to the Palestinian issue through a two-state solution. 

This resolution includes the legitimate rights of the Palestinians, with a key focus on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem.

Additionally, the two leaders reviewed the joint efforts of both countries to engage with all parties, expressing the necessity for the international community to leverage the current truce to alleviate the suffering of the people in Gaza and address the humanitarian crisis in the region.

The Palestinians’ death toll in the Gaza Strip has reached 14,128 since the war began on October 7, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry’s report on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, during a parliamentary session, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly affirmed Egypt's strong opposition to the forced displacement of Palestinians to Sinai, despite economic and political pressures.

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