Palestine's Abbas briefs President Sisi on efforts to push forward peace process: WAFA



Tue, 06 Sep 2022 - 01:13 GMT


Tue, 06 Sep 2022 - 01:13 GMT

Photo: WAFA - Thaer Ghanaiem

Photo: WAFA - Thaer Ghanaiem

CAIRO – 6 September 2022: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has briefed his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, on the efforts made to push forward the peace process.

Sisi received Abbas on Tuesday in Al-Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

During the meeting, Abbas briefed Sisi on the situation in Palestine in light of the continuous Israeli violations against Palestinian people and lands, WAFA said.

The presidents discussed various regional issues and means of enhancing the bilateral relations in all fields.

The summit between the two presidents comes within the framework of joint coordination to “confront the challenges facing the efforts of our Palestinian people to obtain their inalienable rights, achieve the right to self-determination, and establish their independent state with full national sovereignty on all the lands of the State of Palestine, which was occupied in 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital,” WAFA added.

Secretary-general of the Executive Committee of the Liberation Organization Hussein Al-Sheikh, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Maliki, Head of the Palestinian General Intelligence Service Majed Faraj, and Palestinian Ambassador to Cairo Diab Al-Louh attended the meeting.

The meeting comes a month a month after Egypt contributed to brokering a ceasefire in Gaza after few days of Israeli assault killed more than 40 Palestinians, including children.

The meeting also comes ahead of the 158th regular session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level scheduled to be held in the league’s headquarters today with the Palestinian cause likely to be on top of the meeting agenda.

Meeting with Abbas on Monday, Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit affirmed the need to find a fair and permanent solution to the Palestinian cause, the league said in a statement.

Aboul Gheit stressed the need for ending occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, adding that this is considered a key to stability in the Middle East.

Aboul Gheit affirmed that the stalemate in the political track portends the worst consequences.

President Abbas briefed the Arab League chief on the Palestinian situation currently in light of the stalemate in the political track and continuation of Israeli occupation’s repressive measures and settlement expansion, the league added.



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