Egypt’s Sisi, Pakistani PM Imran Khan discuss latest developments in Gaza



Wed, 26 May 2021 - 11:21 GMT


Wed, 26 May 2021 - 11:21 GMT


CAIRO – 26 May 2021:   Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan hailed Egypt’s efforts for reaching a ceasefire in Gaza during a phone call with President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, Wednesday.

Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said in a statement that Khan underlined depth of relations between the two countries and peoples, saying he is looking forward to tapping new vistas of fruitful cooperation between Egypt and Pakistan.

President Sisi and Khan exchanged viewpoints on the latest developments regarding the Palestinian cause and recent incidents in the Gaza Strip.

Khan said his country is highly appreciating the Egyptian stance and successful efforts exerted by Cairo to reach a ceasefire.

The Pakistani prime minister underscored that Egypt's stability is a milestone in the stability of the Middle East region and the Muslim world at large.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi praised "positive" relations between Egypt and Pakistan. He reiterated keenness on promoting bilateral cooperation with Pakistan on all levels.

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 thanked Egypt’s President 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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