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President Sisi & US Secretary of State Discuss Efforts to De-Escalate Tensions in Gaza

Thu 21 Mar 2024 | 05:05 PM

On Thursday, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hosted U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, marking a significant moment in Blinken's Middle East tour focused on the crisis in the Gaza Strip.

The talks centered on the dire situation in Gaza, with President Sisi advocating for an immediate cessation of hostilities, citing the severe humanitarian crisis and risk of famine endangering innocent lives.

The Egyptian presidency issued a statement detailing the discussions, which included updates on combined mediation efforts aimed at achieving a ceasefire and facilitating the exchange of detainees. President Sisi underscored the critical need for prompt humanitarian aid deliveries to Gaza and highlighted the importance of rejuvenating the political dialogue towards a two-state solution as a pathway to peace.

The U.S. Secretary of State lauded Egypt's mediation efforts to de-escalate the situation and confirmed the U.S.' dedication to work closely with Egypt to ensure regional stability and security. Both leaders agreed on the essential steps to guarantee the flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza's populace and unanimously rejected any actions leading to the displacement of Palestinians from their territories.

This meeting reinforces Egypt's influential role in spearheading diplomatic endeavors to resolve the ongoing crisis in Gaza, emphasizing its commitment to peace and security in the Middle East.