Sat, 21 Oct 2023 - 01:02 GMT
Sat, 21 Oct 2023 - 01:02 GMT
CAIRO - 21 October 2023: The Cairo Peace Summit has garnered significant attention from both Arab and international media outlets. The summit, taking place in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt, has brought together 31 nations and three international organizations to address the escalating situation in Gaza and the Palestinian territories. Its timing and purpose have underscored its crucial importance.
In his opening speech at the Cairo Summit for Peace, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi declared that eliminating the Palestinian cause without a just solution will never happen and that will never happen at the expense of Egypt.
The New Administrative Capital hosted on Saturday Egypt’s Summit for peace with an expected wide international participation to reaching a solution for the ongoing violence in Gaza that started 14 days ago and resulted so far in killing more than 4,137 Palestinian and injuring 13,000 others.
The call that was made by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi on October 15 during a meeting of Egypt’s National Security Council was praised and welcomes internationally, especially with the continuing escalations in the Gaza strip and the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian people.
The Emirati newspaper "Al Ittihad" shed light on the broad international participation in the summit, which came in response to the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
In Kuwait, "Al Qabas" newspaper highlighted President Sisi's speech at the summit under the title, "Sisi: Humanity Tested by What Happens in Gaza."
In an article titled, "Cairo Peace Summit 2023: Jordan's King Expresses 'Anger,' and Sisi: Resolving the Palestinian Issue Without a Fair Solution Will Never Happen," Radio Monte Carlo's French website noted that the international peace summit on Palestine, taking place in Cairo, witnesses broad and high-level international participation.
Meanwhile, CNN reported that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, in his opening speech, stated, "Attempts to displace Palestinians from their land are tantamount to ending the Palestinian issue. Egypt rejects displacement and the forced migration of Palestinians to Sinai."
The summit has received accolades from international leaders and officials, including British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, who participated in high-level discussions with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
Cleverly commended Egypt's initiative to host an international summit to address the ongoing crisis and coordinate international efforts to de-escalate the situation, and highlighted the importance of Egypt's role in the current conflict. Both ministers stressed the importance of de-escalation, and enhancing peace and stability in the region.
Cleverly also expressed his view on the importance of Egypt's role in alleviating the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza through close coordination with the United Nations to establish a logistical center in Arish, facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Also, leaders from Qatar, Turkey, Greece, Palestine, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Italy, Cyprus, and the UN Secretary-General are participating in the summit.
That is in addition to the participation of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
On October 15, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called for the Cairo Summit for Peace to halt the ongoing escalation in Gaza, address the deteriorating humanitarian situation there, and provide strong momentum for the peace process.
The ongoing violence in Gaza started 14 days ago and resulted so far in killing more than 4,137 Palestinian and injuring 13,000 others.