Egyptian, Iranian presidents affirm need for avoiding Gaza conflict expansion



Sat, 11 Nov 2023 - 06:23 GMT


Sat, 11 Nov 2023 - 06:23 GMT

CAIRO – 11 November 2023: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his Iranian counterpart, President Ebrahim Raisi, have highlighted the importance of not expanding the Gaza conflict in the region, urging maintaining regional security and stability.

They discussed he situation in the Gaza Strip as they met on Saturday on the sidelines of the joint Arab-Islamic summit held in Riyadh.

The two leaders discussed the situation in the Gaza Strip and courses of action to alleviate the human suffering of the Palestinians in the Strip.

Sisi highlighted Egypt’s efforts to advance the path of truce and ceasefire, as well as its provision and delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit

The final statement of the Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit called on all countries to halt the export of weapons and ammunition to Israel in light of the war in Gaza.

The leaders condemned the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the brutal and inhuman war crimes and massacres committed by Israel.

The joint statement called for the United Nations Security Council to take a decisive and binding resolution that imposes a cessation of aggression and restrains the power of the colonial occupation authority that violates international law, international humanitarian law, and international legitimacy resolutions.

The statement rejected describing this retaliatory war as self-defense or justifying it under any pretext.

The statement also called for breaking the siege on Gaza and ensuring the entry of Arab, Islamic, and international humanitarian aid convoys.



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