Egypt supports Palestinian efforts for political settlement: Sisi

MENA , Sunday 21 Apr 2019

Sisi, Abbas

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed on Sunday Egypt's full support for the ongoing Palestinian efforts to reach political settlement.

El-Sisi gave his remarks at a meeting with Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas in the presence of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Secretary-General of the PLO's executive committee Saeb Erekat.

The meeting took up the latest developments on the Palestinian issue, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Reiterating Egypt's support for the Palestinian cause, El-Sisi asserted Egypt’s commitment to bringing about a fair and holistic solution that would help establish a sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital according to relevant international resolutions.

Abbas expressed appreciation for Egypt's endeavors on various levels to protect the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and ensure their unity.

He also emphasised the importance of coordinating with President El-Sisi to deal with any challenges facing the Palestinian people, especially in light of the detention of Israel's clearance funds and its repercussions on the Palestinian Authority.

El-Sisi also stressed Egypt's commitment to cooperating will all relevant parties to prevent any further exacerbation in this respect.

The meeting also addressed Egypt's efforts to ensure calm in the Gaza Strip.

El-Sisi pledged further efforts to effect a reconciliation among all Palestinian factions to reach a political agreement, adding that Egypt continues to cooperate with the parties concerned to put an end to the financial crisis related to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki and Palestinian Ambassador in Cairo Diab Al-Louh attended the meeting.

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