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FM Expresses Egypt's Concern about Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Gaza

Mon 01 Apr 2024 | 06:06 PM
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
Ahmed Emam

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, expressed Egypt's concern about the ongoing worsening humanitarian crises in Gaza. During his meeting with the New Zealand Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, Shoukry emphasized the need for a collaborative effort to increase humanitarian aid to the civilians in Gaza.

Shoukry also discussed the incentives and opportunities offered to investors in Egypt and urged for stronger communication between the business communities of the two nations. The ministers agreed on utilizing the golden jubilee of their relations to enhance cooperation frameworks.

Shoukry praised New Zealand's participation in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Sinai and emphasized the importance of their upcoming round of political consultations to further strengthen bilateral relations.

Peters noted that Egypt is the second-largest market for New Zealand in Africa, with trade exceeding $350 million annually. During his visit, Peters announced that New Zealand's government would provide $6 million in humanitarian assistance to Gaza and Sudan, which are facing devastating wars.

This includes $2 million to enhance aid delivery to Gaza and $4 million to support assistance efforts for Sudanese communities affected by the ongoing war, including those in Egypt and neighboring countries.

Peters emphasized the need for global efforts to push for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and underscored the importance of implementing UN Security Council Resolution 2728, adopted last week, which calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during Ramadan.