Egyptian, Israeli FMs to hold talks on Sunday in Cairo



Sat, 29 May 2021 - 06:03 GMT


Sat, 29 May 2021 - 06:03 GMT

CAIRO – 29 May 2021: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi will hold talks in Cairo on Sunday, a week after Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians went into effect.

On Friday, Israel and the Gaza factions started a ceasefire proposed by Egypt after Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire killed 254 people including women and children.

The Gaza factions also fired rockets at Israeli lands in retaliation for the Israeli assaults against Palestinians in Jerusalem.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said recent developments mandate urgent activation of direct negotiations between both sides backed by an effective involvement of the United States.

Sisi also announced allocating $500 million for the reconstruction of Gaza following the Israeli assaults.

In a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week, Sisi said that Egypt is eager to cooperate with the US on Palestinian cause.

He asserted that the solution must be fair and comprehensive so it would preserve the rights of the Palestinian people in accordance with international references.

Both sides agreed on bolstering coordination and consultation on stabilizing the ceasefire and launching reconstruction in Gaza Strip.



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