Sisi discusses ways to stabilize Mideast with Russian foreign intelligence chief

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Tuesday with Director of Russian Foreign Intelligence Sergei Naryshkin to discuss ways to stabilize the Middle East amid Israel’s war on Gaza, the Egyptian presidency said.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi meets with Director of Russian Foreign Intelligence Sergei Naryshkin. Presidency


The meeting was also attended on the Egyptian side by the Head of the General Intelligence Service Major General Abbas Kamel.

President El-Sisi and Naryshkin reviewed Egypt’s efforts to calm the regional escalation through diplomatic engagement with all parties.

They also affirmed that an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the unfettered flow of sufficient humanitarian aid and relief to the strip are fundamental steps to defusing regional tension.

El-Sisi also reaffirmed that there is a crucial need to reach a just and comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian issue through the establishment of the Palestinian state on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, to ensure peace and stability in the Middle East.

During the meeting, El-Sisi and Naryshkin also discussed several African issues, counterterrorism efforts, and the latest developments internationally, especially in Ukraine and Afghanistan.

The two sides emphasized their commitment to continuing consultations and coordination between the two countries on various dossiers.

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