Egypt's FM, UN envoy discuss developments on Palestinian cause, concern over escalation in al Quds

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 03:09 GMT

FILE PHOTO: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry with Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process,

FILE PHOTO: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry with Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process,

CAIRO - 28 April 2020: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has discussed with Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, the latest developments in the Palestinian cause and means to revive the peace process, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said Wednesday.

 

The minister reviewed Egypt’s stance on this issue and Cairo’s efforts to resume the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations based on the relevant international legitimacy resolutions and the international law rules.

 

Shoukry also highlighted Egypt’s efforts, along with Jordan, Germany, and France, to resume the negotiations, voicing Cairo’s concerns over an escalation in al Quds (East Jerusalem).

 

The minister also called for putting an end to violations of the holy city’s Arab, Islamic and Christian identity.

 

Wennesland praised Cairo’s great efforts to resume the peace talks and achieve Palestinian reconciliation.

 

They also agreed on intensifying contacts in the coming period to avoid any escalations in al Quds or Gaza Strip, Hafez added. 

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