Sisi, Erdogan agree on the need for immediate halt of Gaza military operations



Sat, 11 Nov 2023 - 10:29 GMT


Sat, 11 Nov 2023 - 10:29 GMT

CAIRO – 11 November 2023: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan highlighted the need to immediately stop the ongoing bombing and military operations in the Gaza Strip.

This aims to avoid exposing civilians to further harm and loss of life and to prevent further deterioration of the humanitarian conditions of the people of the Gaza Strip, the two leaders said in a Saturday meeting on the sidelines of the Joint Arab-Islamic summit in Riyadh.

Sisi and Erdogan reviewed tireless efforts being exerted at all levels to contain the crisis and its humanitarian repercussions.

The two leaders also agreed on the need for continuing the key Egyptian role in delivering relief aid to the people of Gaza.

They stressed the necessity of concerted international efforts to push towards the implementation of the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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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