Egypt, Britain reject displacement of Palestinians from their lands: Egyptian Presidency



Thu, 21 Dec 2023 - 05:24 GMT


Thu, 21 Dec 2023 - 05:24 GMT

CAIRO – 21 December 2023: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and British Foreign Secretary David Cameron affirmed on Thursday rejection of the displacement of Palestinians, highlighting the importance of working to prevent the expansion of the conflict in Gaza to other areas in the region.

Sisi received Cameron in Cairo with the attendance of Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the UK Foreign Office Lord Tariq Ahmad and UK Ambassador to Egypt Gareth Bayley.

During the meeting, Sisi underscored the need for the international community to fulfill its responsibilities in implementing the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly regarding the situation in Gaza.

Sisi also called for working seriously and determinedly to reach a fair and comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian cause through the implementation of the two-state solution.

The two sides stressed on the necessity of reaching a sustainable ceasefire, and the provision of sufficient relief aid to meet the humanitarian needs of the people of the Gaza Strip in order to end the humanitarian calamity in the sector.

The UK foreign secretary thanked Egypt and the President for their role in maintaining regional security and stability, as well as Egypt’s intensive efforts on both the political and humanitarian tracks with regard to the situation in Gaza.

For his part, Cameron thanked Egypt for the immense work it is doing with the Red Crescent to get aid into Gaza and the help Egypt is giving to get British nationals and others out of Gaza.

“We are pushing very hard to make sure that Karm Abu Salem crossing is properly open for trucks to go in with aid to help people in Gaza,” Cameron said. “We need to see that grow.”

Cameron said Britain is working on other maritime options and opportunities for aid to come from Cyprus to Gaza through British ships.

“Everything that can be done must be done to get aid into Gaza to help people in the desperate situation they are in.”



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