Sisi discusses the latest developments in Gaza with UK PM Sunak

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Jan 2024

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak the latest developments in the region, especially the situation in the Gaza Strip.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi   Rishi Sunak
Combined images (from R to L) of both Egypt s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak (L). Al-Ahram.

 

In a phone call between the two leaders on Thursday, El-Sisi emphasised the responsibility falling on the international community to ensure that the people in the Gaza Strip have access to relief aid and end their humanitarian suffering, according to the Egyptian Presidency Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy.

Both leaders reviewed the ongoing efforts to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, ensure the protection of civilians, and push for the exchange of detainees.

Furthermore, El-Sisi and Sunak discussed navigation security in the Red Sea, stressing the importance of intensive work to avoid expanding the conflict to other parts of the region and to enhance regional security and stability.

As the Israeli war on Gaza enters its 97th day, the Israeli forces have killed more than 23,000 people, most of whom are women and children, while more than 59,000 people have been wounded.

Since the outbreak of the war in early October, Egypt has called for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and pushed for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2720 on creating a mechanism to speed up the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

In addition, Egypt has facilitated delivering humanitarian aid from several countries worldwide to Gaza through the Rafah border crossing and, recently, through the Karm Abu Salem crossing.

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