Sisi, Biden discuss efforts to calm situation in Gaza, reach a ceasefire



Thu, 29 Feb 2024 - 04:57 GMT


Thu, 29 Feb 2024 - 04:57 GMT

CAIRO – 29 February 2024: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi received a phone call from US President Joe Biden, Thursday as they discussed the joint efforts made by Egypt, Qatar, and the United States to calm the situation in the Gaza Strip, reach a ceasefire, exchange captives, and allow access to humanitarian aid.

According to Presidency Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy, President Sisi stressed the need to reach an immediate and sustainable ceasefire that allows adequate and appropriate access to humanitarian aid in order to achieve a real improvement in the situation in the Gaza Strip.

He warned of the danger of continuing military escalation and targeting civilians and confirmed Egypt’s complete condemnation of targeting defenseless civilians in violation of international law and international legitimacy resolutions.

The US president expressed his appreciation for the joint efforts towards achieving calm, which is a priority at the present time to restore stability in the region, particularly appreciation for the intensified Egyptian efforts, whether on the political track aimed at achieving calm or through its key leadership role in the process of delivering relief aid to the people of Gaza via Rafah Port.

The call covered the overall regional situation. The two presidents stressed the need to avoid the expansion of conflict in the region and agreed to continue consultation and coordination to ensure the restoration of peace and security in the region. The strength of the strategic partnership between the two countries was also confirmed during the meeting, and ways to strengthen the distinguished bilateral relations between them were discussed.



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