On Wednesday, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held a telephone conversation with his Palestinian counterpart, president Mahmoud Abbas as they discussed the latest developments of the Palestinian cause and peacemaking process.
According to presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady, Sisi, during the phone talks, stressed that Egypt will continue exerting strenuous efforts toward the Palestinian cause in coordination with the Palestinian side in order to revive the peace process and help the Palestinian people restore their legitimate rights and promote security and stability in the region.
Palestinian President Abbas hailed the depth and privacy of Egyptian-Palestinian relations. The Palestinian leader appreciated the painstaking efforts exerted by Egypt to back the Palestinian cause.
Egypt is maintaining its historic role to reach a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, Abbas said.
Sisi and Abbas agreed on the need to continue intensive consultation and coordination regarding various issues of mutual concern, according to Radi.
Last September, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s firm stands towards the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez in a statement.
Shoukry’s comments were stated during a tripartite meeting with his Jordanian and Palestinian counterparts Ayman Safadi and Riyad Al-Maliki at the Tahrir Palace, downtown Cairo, and ahead of the 156th ordinary session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level.
“The meeting aimed to discuss the latest developments in the Palestinian cause and the efforts made during the past period to work on re-engagement in the peace process and launch a serious and constructive negotiating process for reaching a comprehensive and just settlement on the basis of the two-state solution that guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital,” said Hafez in the statement.
Shoukry called upon the international concerned parties to provide appropriate conditions to push forward the peace path during the coming period, in a manner that achieves the desired peace and stability in the region, Hafez said.