Wed, 31 May 2023 - 10:27 GMT
Wed, 31 May 2023 - 10:27 GMT
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and his Palestinian counterpart, Mohammad Shtayyeh, hold a press conference in Cairo - Egyptian Cabinet
CAIRO – 31 May 2023: Egypt and Palestine signed on Wednesday two documents, including one on political consultations between their foreign ministries and another in the field of agriculture.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and his Palestinian counterpart, Mohammad Shtayyeh, witnessed the signing of the two documents as the Palestinian premier has been in an official visit to Cairo, a statement by the Egyptian Cabinet said.
During the visit, Madbouli and Shtayyeh held expanded session of talks in the Egyptian government’s headquarters in the New Administrative Capital, East of Cairo.
Shtayyeh hailed the documents signed today between the relevant authorities in both countries.
Supporting Palestinian cause
During the talks, Madbouli affirmed Egypt’s full commitment to its historic approach in devoting its diplomatic efforts at all levels with the aim of fulfilling the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people.
Such aspirations are represented in the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of 4 June 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, Madbouli said, shedding light on Egypt’s unwavering stance in this regard.
Egypt will remain a strong supporter of the Palestinian people’s rights, which are in line with the international legitimacy and the international law principles, the Egyptian premier affirmed.
For his part, Shtayyeh affirmed the Palestinian government’s appreciation for the diplomatic efforts made by the Egyptian state to support the Palestinian cause in all international forums.
Shtayyeh also stressed Egypt’s role as a key partner in the political vision with regard to reaching a two-state solution and preserving Palestinian legitimacy in a way that enhances the Palestinian people’s right of self-determination.
Development in Palestine
During the expanded talks, Madbouli affirmed that Egypt continues to implement a number of phases of the Gaza reconstruction initiative.
The Egyptian premier hailed the initiative, which is implemented in close coordination with the Palestinian government, as of extreme importance.
Shtayyeh noted that his government is adopting a development strategy that aims to advance the Palestinian national economy, hailing the Egyptian cooperation to transform this strategy into a reality on the ground.
The Palestinian premier said that he and his Palestinian delegation also met with Mohamed Al-Swedy, chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Industries, and a number of Egyptian businessmen.
During the meetings, Shtayyeh invited the businessmen to visit the Palestinian territories to discuss the implementation of a number of projects.