Sisi, emir of Qatar discuss joint efforts to reach Gaza ceasefire

Ahram Online , Tuesday 30 Apr 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani discussed on Tuesday the latest developments in the joint efforts to reach a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R), Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani (L). Photo: Egyptian Presidency


During a phone call, both leaders further explored joint efforts to exchange captives and ensure the flow of sufficient humanitarian aid into the besieged strip.

According to the Egyptian presidency, El-Sisi and the emir confirmed their commitment to continuing joint efforts and engaging with the various parties to end the war.

In addition, they affirmed their dedication towards protecting the region from further escalation.

Egypt, Qatar, and the US have been trying to mediate an agreement between Israel and Hamas for months, but a flurry of diplomacy in recent days appeared to suggest a new push toward halting the fighting.

Israel, whose brutal war on the Gaza Strip has continued for over six months, faces growing international pressure to agree to a ceasefire in Gaza.

The Israeli army has killed, to date, 34,535 and wounded 77,704 since 7 October, most of whom are women and children.

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

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