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Egypt Urges Global Action for Immediate Gaza Ceasefire

Wed 27 Mar 2024 | 10:00 PM

On Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stressed the urgent need for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza, aiming to halt military operations in Rafah and reject the displacement of Palestinians.

These remarks came during a meeting with a U.S. House of Representatives delegation, led by Republican Congressman August Fluger, who chairs the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, and comprised of bipartisan members. The discussion focused extensively on the tense situation in Gaza, where President el-Sisi detailed Egypt's vigorous efforts to achieve a prompt ceasefire and facilitate humanitarian relief to over two million Palestinians enduring severe hardship.

President el-Sisi stressed the critical role of international efforts in ensuring a swift halt to the violence and preventing further military escalation in Rafah, emphasizing Egypt's staunch opposition to the forced removal of Palestinians from their homes.

The dialogue also underscored the danger of the conflict's expansion, potentially jeopardizing regional and global peace. Both parties concurred that a two-state solution is essential for the long-term security and stability of the region.

Topics of mutual interest, including security cooperation, counterterrorism, and anti-extremism efforts, were also discussed. President el-Sisi conveyed Egypt's vision on the importance of peace and development as fundamental strategies to combat the roots of terrorism and extremism.

The presidential spokesperson underscored the meeting as a testament to the robust strategic partnership between Egypt and the United States, highlighting the vital role of Congressional support in fostering deeper bilateral relations amidst numerous regional and global challenges.

The visit forms part of the U.S. delegation's regional tour, which included in-depth talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry about the Gaza situation. Shoukry called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire, consistent humanitarian aid access, and adherence to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2720, which mandates UN assistance in delivering aid to Gaza.