Sisi and Sunak address Gaza and climate action at COP28

Ahram Online , Friday 1 Dec 2023

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip as well as climate action with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai on Friday.

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Egypt s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and UK PM Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the COP28 meetings in Dubai. Photo: Egyptian Presidency


President El-Sisi outlined Egypt's efforts to maintain calm, emphasizing the importance of protecting civilians, according to a statement from the presidency.

There was a joint commitment to pursuing a suitable political resolution to the Palestinian issue that is just and comprehensive. The two leaders underscored the importance of collective efforts to navigate the challenges and complexities of the current scenario.

From his side, the UK prime minister commended Egypt's unwavering efforts, particularly in coordinating the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza. Acknowledging the gravity of the current situation, both sides expressed concern about the unanticipated repercussions of an escalated conflict on regional stability.

El-Sisi and Sunak also discussed reinforcing bilateral cooperation and political coordination between Egypt and the UK.

Aside from his meeting with UK PM Sunak, President El-Sisi briefly met with Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki, the Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council in Yemen Rashad al-Alimi, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and President of European Council Charles Michel.

He also met with President of Maldives Mohamed Muizzu and King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

On Saturday, El-Sisi met with US Vice President Kamala Harris, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, and Armenian President Vahagn Khachaturyan.

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