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Egypt, French FMs Stress Necessity of Reaching Ceasefire in Gaza

Sat 11 May 2024 | 12:29 AM
Taarek Refaat

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Stéphane Séjourné called for a ceasefire in Gaza and intensifying international efforts to reach truce and allow entry of humanitarian aid into the Palestinian strip.

This came during a phone call between the two ministers, where they discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip, according to Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The spokesman explained that the call comes to warn of the dangers of the Israeli escalation in the Palestinian city of Rafah, as well as the potentially catastrophic repercussions on the Palestinian humanitarian situation.

The spokesman added that the two ministers discussed the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the recent round of talks hosted by Cairo to reach a truce that would allow the exchange of prisoners and detainees.

The two ministers stressed the importance of opening all crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip to allow full and safe access for humanitarian aid to the Strip.