Sisi, Macron warn against growing regional instability amid Mideast tensions

Ahram Online , Monday 22 Apr 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron warned in a phone call on Monday against the potential of growing regional instability amid recent escalations in the Middle East.

Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R), French President Emmanuel Macron (L).


Both presidents agreed on the imperative to de-escalate tensions on all levels and the need to exercise wisdom and utmost restraint in the region, Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy said.

They also highlighted the latest efforts regarding the Gaza situation for reaching an immediate and permanent ceasefire, exchanging detainees, and ensuring the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Furthermore, the call touched on the joint efforts of both countries in providing medical assistance to injured Palestinians to alleviate their suffering.

Both leaders emphasized the necessity of achieving a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause based on the two-state solution, restoring regional security, peace, and stability.

They also discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations between Egypt and France across various fields and enrich their historical and strategic cooperation, Fahmy added.

Since the Israeli war on Gaza started on 7 October, at least 34,000 Palestinians have been killed, more than 76,000 have been wounded, and over 1.9 million have been displaced.

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