Sat, 15 May 2021 - 08:10 GMT
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CAIRO – 15 May 2021: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Saturday a phone call from Pakistani counterpart Shah Qureshi who expressed appreciation and support to the Egyptian efforts deployed to achieve a ceasefire between the Israelis and the Palestinians praising the country's diplomatic moves to attain that goal.
The call also tackled ways of coordination between both countries in international and regional assemblies in general, and within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in particular. That is to push forward diplomatic endeavors aimed at ending the current crisis as well as others targeting to accomplish a permanent and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. The solution has to be based on international legitimacy references by mainly establishing a Palestinian state having as capital Eastern Jerusalem.
In the end, both ministers conferred over ways of reinforcing Egyptian-Pakistani relations in various fields in a way that fulfills the interests of both states.
The Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) announced Saturday the rise of deaths and injuries among Palestinians to 136 and 1,000, respectively. Victims include 31 children and 20 women. Since May 10, Israel has been launching airstrikes and shelling Gaza Strip causing the destruction of more than 200 residential units and 31 educational establishments, including schools, colleges, and vocational training centers. Hundreds of families fled from the North to the South.