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Sisi stresses to France's Macron Egypt's firm position on necessity of urgent cessation of violence in Palestine

The statement said Macron expressed appreciation of Egypt’s efforts in the growing crisis, as both leaders mulled means to revive the peace process amid the latest developments

Ahram Online , Monday 17 May 2021
President  Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and President  Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron , right, watches Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi after their talks at the Elysee Palace, Monday, May 17, 2021. AP
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stressed to French counterpart Emmanuel Macron Cairo’s firm position on the urgent necessity of the cessation of violence in Palestine, as Israeli aggression against Gaza stretches for an eighth day.

According to a statement by the Egyptian presidency, El-Sisi affirmed to Macron at Paris’ Elysee the necessity of reaching a fair and comprehensive solution that guarantees the rights of Palestinian people and the establishment of an independent state in accordance with international resolutions.

The statement said Macron expressed appreciation of Egypt’s efforts in the growing crisis, as both leaders mulled means to revive the peace process amid the latest developments.

It also saw discussions on several regional crises, mainly in the east Mediterranean, Libya, and Syria.

El-Sisi said that political solutions for Libya and Syria were the only means to preserve the territorial integrity and the safety of their national institutions to provide the security baseline to combat terrorist organisations and to halt attempts to infiltrate other countries in the region.

Both leaders also discussed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis, where El-Sisi stressed adhesion to water rights through a fair and legally binding deal on the filling and operation of the dam.

Such an accord would achieve the common interests for all involved parties, El-Sisi said, stressing that Cairo would not accept harm to its water interests.

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