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Egypt's FM Condemns Israeli Violations in Palestinian Rafah


Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 05:27 PM
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On Monday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor, on the sidelines of the BRICS Foreign Ministers' meeting in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Their discussion focused on strengthening bilateral relations and addressing regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Shoukry began by congratulating Pandor on South Africa’s successful and peaceful electoral process, noting that it met the aspirations of the South African people. The ministers explored ways to enhance cooperation in various sectors, expressing their commitment to elevating bilateral relations to a strategic partnership. This partnership would involve mutual coordination on priority issues, benefiting both nations, according to Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid.

Addressing the latest developments in Gaza and the situation at the Rafah crossing, Shoukry warned of severe humanitarian consequences and the ongoing loss of life. He reiterated Egypt's condemnation of all military actions and significant Israeli violations in Palestinian Rafah. Shoukry highlighted Egypt's efforts to broker a ceasefire in Gaza and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians.

Shoukry also praised South Africa’s support for the Palestinian cause at the International Court of Justice and its efforts to push for a just and lasting resolution to the conflict.

The Rafah crossing, located on the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, is a critical gateway for the movement of people and goods. It has been a focal point of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, especially during periods of intensified conflict. Egypt's role in managing the crossing and mediating ceasefires has been crucial in mitigating the humanitarian impact on Gaza’s population.