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Sisi, Biden discuss immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Tue 30 Apr 2024 | 09:42 AM
Sisi and Biden
Sisi and Biden
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US president Biden spoke over phone with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi  of Egypt. The two leaders discussed the deal now on the table to secure the release of hostages together with an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, the white House said.

 Biden confirmed that the United States together with Egypt and Qatar would work to ensure the full implementation of its terms. He urged President El-Sisi to exert all efforts to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas as this is now the only obstacle to an immediate ceasefire and relief for civilians in Gaza. 

Biden further reiterated the importance of protecting civilian lives and ensuring that Palestinians are not displaced to Egypt or any other location outside of Gaza.

 The two leaders reviewed ongoing initiatives to increase the flow of life-saving assistance to the people of Gaza.

The US president thanked President El-Sisi for his personal commitment to those efforts throughout the crisis. They agreed to remain closely coordinated directly and through their teams over the coming days.