No disagreements in Cairo quartet meeting on Gaza, Source to al-Qahera News Channel



Tue, 13 Feb 2024 - 07:39 GMT


Tue, 13 Feb 2024 - 07:39 GMT


CAIRO – 13 February 2024: A high-ranking Egyptian source denied in statements, Tuesday to al-Qahera News Channel, any disagreements in Cairo quartet meeting, which brings together Egypt, Qatar, U.S., and Israel to discuss the situation in Gaza.

The source confirmed ‘the positivity’ of the meeting, explaining that consultations will continue over the next three days.

Earlier today, al-Qahera News Channel said that Cairo will be hosting a quartet meeting that includes representatives of Egypt, the United States of America, Qatar and Israel to discuss the developing situation in Gaza and reaching a ceasefire.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi earlier on Tuesday met with CIA Director William Burns. The meeting was attended by Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel.

The two leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, including regional security, counterterrorism, and the situation in the Gaza Strip.

El-Sisi and Burns discussed the security situation in the Middle East, with a focus on the ongoing conflict in Libya and the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

El-Sisi stressed the importance of maintaining stability in the region and preventing the spread of extremism. Burns affirmed the United States' commitment to working with Egypt to achieve these goals.

 El-Sisi and Burns also discussed counterterrorism cooperation between Egypt and the United States.

Sisi also meet on Tuesday with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdel Rahman al-Thani to confer over efforts exerted to achieve a ceasefire and protect civilians from the deteriorating conditions in Gaza Strip as well as the stumbling delivery of aid.

There was congruence among the two sides on the risks pertinent to the military escalation in Rafah southern the Gaza Strip as it would worsen the humanitarian suffering. Hence, they stressed that international endeavors were salient to inhibit the expansion of conflict and tensions in the region.

The meeting was attended by Egypt's Chief of the General Intelligence Directorate Abbas Kamel, and Qatar's Chief of the State Security Agency Abdullah Bin Mohamed al-Khalifi.




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