Palestinian president receives Egyptian security delegation in Ramallah, thanks Sisi for de-escalation efforts



Sat, 22 May 2021 - 07:05 GMT


Sat, 22 May 2021 - 07:05 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - File/Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - File/Reuters

CAIRO – 22 May 2021: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday received the Egyptian security delegation visiting Ramallah in the wake of the Egypt-brokered ceasefire that went into effect in Gaza yesterday.

Abbas paid tribute to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for the efforts Egypt has made in the way for de-escalation and the reconstruction of Gaza, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Abbas briefed the delegation on the latest developments of the situation in the Palestinian lands.

Abbas and the delegation discussed the developments related to the de-escalation in the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and the West Bank.

They also coordinated on the reconstruction efforts in Gaza.

Abbas hailed the Egyptian efforts aiming to restore the political path to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian state.

The delegation conveyed President Sisi’s greetings to the Palestinian president and people.

Palestinian Minister of Civil Affairs and member of the ruling Fatah Central Committee Hussein El-Sheikh and intelligence chief Majed Faraj attended the meeting.

Regional and international parties welcomed the ceasefire that was reached as a result of the Egyptian efforts exerted during the past period.

US President joe Biden on Thursday thanked Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and hailed the efforts exerted by the Egyptian senior politicians to reach a ceasefire in Gaza in remarks from the White House.

“I extend my sincere gratitude to president El-Sisi and the senior Egyptian officials who played such a critical role in this diplomacy”, Biden said.

He added that he “appreciates the contributions of other parties in the region who have been engaged in working toward the end of hostilities.”

“These hostilities have resulted in the tragic deaths of so many civilians, including children. And I send my sincere condolences to all the families, Israeli and Palestinian who have lost loved ones and my hope for a full recovery for the wounded,” Biden said.



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