Sisi warns against military escalation in Middle East

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Apr 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi warned on Wednesday against the ongoing military escalation in the Middle East which threatens the security and stability of the entire region.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R), Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić (L). Photo: Egyptian Presidency


During a phone call with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić, El-Sisi discussed several regional and international developments, especially the situation in the Middle East.

According to the Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy, the two leaders stressed the need to reduce regional tensions and reinforce stability.

El-Sisi reiterated the crucial importance of concerted international efforts to achieve an immediate and urgent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, the Egyptian President stressed the need to provide unrestricted access to humanitarian aid and relief to all areas of the besieged Strip to protect its citizens from starvation. 

The call also touched on the latest developments in the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and its global repercussions, with both leaders agreeing to continue joint consultations and coordination.

El-Sisi and Vučić highlighted the deep-rooted relations between Egypt and Serbia and the impetus El-Sisi’s visit to Serbia in July 2022 gave to these relations. 

On Saturday, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel in response to an Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on 1 April.

Following the attack, Egypt expressed its deep concern over the escalation between Iran and Israel, urging all parties involved to exercise utmost restraint.

Since the outbreak of the war, Egypt has been pushing for an extended ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and sustained access to humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of civilians there.

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