Sisi discusses developments in Gaza with other leaders in Jordan

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Jun 2024

In a series of meetings held on the sidelines of the “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza" Conference in Jordan on Tuesday, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed recent developments in Gaza with leaders including King Abdullah of Jordan, President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine, and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda

This handout picture provided by the Palestinian Authority s press office (PPO) shows Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas (L) meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in Sweimeh on the Jordanian Dead Sea coast. AFP


They emphasized the necessity of an immediate and permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the release of captives and detainees as per yesterday’s UN Security Council Resolution 2735, along with other relevant international and UN resolutions.

They also stressed the urgent need to halt Israeli military operations in the Palestinian city of Rafah due to their catastrophic security and humanitarian consequences.

Additionally, they called for adequate and sustainable access to humanitarian aid across all areas of the Gaza Strip, the opening of land crossings as the most effective means of delivering relief aid, and the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Rafah.

According to the Egyptian presidency, the leaders underscored the necessity of ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

They called for concerted international efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian issue based on the two-state solution, which guarantees the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the resolution of the Palestinian refugee issue in line with international resolutions.

This, they stated, is the only way to prevent the escalation of conflict and to achieve peace, stability, and coexistence in the region.

The leaders also rejected Israeli practices in the occupied West Bank cities and any encroachment on religious sanctities or attempts to expand settlement activities.

King Abdullah II and President Mahmoud Abbas highlighted the critical role of Egypt in mediation efforts to reach a ceasefire agreement.

The three leaders called on the international community to exert maximum pressure on Israel to cease its crimes against the Palestinian people, adhere to international law, and stop its brutal aggression against the residents of the Gaza Strip.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi also met separately to discuss the isssue with King Abullah II and President Abbas.

Meeting with the president of Rwanda

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Tuesday with President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on the sidelines of the conference.

According to the Egyptian presidency, both presidents praised the exceptional bilateral relations between the two countries across various fields.

They also emphasized the importance of strengthening consultation and exchanging views within the African Union framework to bolster joint African efforts.

President El-Sisi thanked President Kagame for attending the conference.

They reviewed the latest developments in the Palestinian issue and the African stances.

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