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Egypt, UAE stress importance of reachinf truce in Gaza

Tue 07 May 2024 | 09:27 AM
Egypt’s Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry
Egypt’s Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry
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Sameh Shoukry, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, received, on Monday evening, a phone call from Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, to discuss the developments the recent Israeli movements in the Palestinian city of Rafah, Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. 

Abu Zeid explained that the two ministers exchanged assessments about the possibilities of a military operation in the Palestinian city of Rafah, shoukry warned of the dangers of the Israeli military escalation in the Palestinian city of Rafah, which is considered the last relatively safe area in the Gaza Strip and the last refuge for more than a million Palestinians as this could result in an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe that should be avoided.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman added that the two ministers stressed the importance of reaching a truce agreement that allows the exchange of prisoners and hostages and stopping the bloodshed for a few weeks to a complete ceasefire, and to build on the current mediation efforts to reach a breakthrough to this crisis situationm.

The official noted that the two ministers agreed to continue their contacts with various parties to prevent continued escalation. They also agreed to continue intensive consultation in the coming days and to redouble efforts to overcome the current crisis