CAIRO – 9 March 2022: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry held Wednesday a meeting with his Jordanian and Palestinian counterparts Ayman al-Safady and Riyad al-Malky to discuss the developments of the Palestinian Cause on all levels, and trilateral cooperation in sectors of priority.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 157th Ministerial Level Arab League Session. Both ministers agreed on continuing attempts targeted at the resumption of serious negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides.
The negotiations must have as goals achieving comprehensive, fair, and permanent peace, and establishing the independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, having as capital Eastern Jerusalem.
To consolidate the Palestinian status, Minister Shokry asserted Egypt's commitment to achieving reconciliation among Palestinian factions through mediation, as indicated by the press statement issued by the ministry.
The ministers also conferred over regional and international issues of mutual concern, agreeing to carry on with coordination and consultation in the coming period.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry reaffirmed Monday that Egypt is backing reconstruction in Gaza Strip, and the two-state solution to the Palestinian Cause.
That was during his meeting with Deputy Palestinian Prime Minister Ziad Abou Amr, and Palestinian Minister of Social Development Ahmed Magdalany, both are members of the executive committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
The two Palestinian officials came to Cairo to communicate with the Egyptian minister of foreign affairs the latest developments on the Palestinian territories, as well as the "growing difficulties and challenges," as indicated by the ministry's press statement.
On his side, Minister Shokry asserted that Egypt continues to contact regional and international parties that can help create an environment favorable for the resumption of negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis. In that context, he stressed that Egypt adopts the Palestinian people's right to establish "their independent state on the borders of June 4, 1967."