Just settlement for Palestine would curb instability in region: Egypt's Sisi

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Aug 2016

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on during talks with officials from the White House
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on during talks with officials from the White House's National Security Council in Cairo,28 August 2016 (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)

Reaching a just, comprehensive settlement on the Palestinian issue "would create a new reality in the region and contribute to curbing turbulence and instability in Middle East," Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Sunday during talks with officials from the White House's National Security Council in Cairo. according to his office.

The two sides addressed efforts to revive the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, an Egyptian presidency statement said.

Cairo has said it supports a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict which would see the creation of a sovereign Palestine.

The discussions also tackled recent regional developments, the need to reach political solutions in embattled countries, and the threat of terrorism worldwide, El-Sisi's office said in a statement. The talks were attended by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the head of the general intelligence, Khaled Fawzy.

"El-Sisi highlighted how terrorist groups exploit hotbeds of tension and turmoil in the region as a favourable environment to spread their extremist and radical ideas while calling for concerted internaional effort to combat terrorism," read the statement via presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef.

The National Security Council advises the president of the White House on foreign policy and national security matters.

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