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Egypt Calls for More Humanitarian Aid for Gaza

Tue 30 Jan 2024 | 01:46 PM
Sameh Shoukry
Sameh Shoukry
Ahmed Emam

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry emphasized the importance of international parties fulfilling their obligations to implement a UN resolution calling for more humanitarian aid for Gaza, during a telephone call with Sigrid Kaag, the UN’s senior humanitarian and reconstruction coordinator for Gaza.

Shoukry and Kaag discussed ways to best implement the mechanism established by UN Security Council Resolution 2720. They agreed on the significance of increasing aid to Gaza in a timely and effective manner and stressed the need for financial and political support to ensure service facilities and relief agencies were able to continue operating in the Gaza Strip.

Shoukry also referred to the decision of the International Court of Justice for Israel to provide urgent humanitarian aid to Gaza and said it should remove all impediments to the delivery of essential goods and services.

In turn, he said that Egypt fully supported Kaag's mandate to deliver urgent humanitarian aid to those in need. The UN official expressed her gratitude for Egypt's efforts in providing humanitarian aid and reaffirmed her commitment to continue working with the African nation on the issue.