FM Shoukry stresses necessity of reaching ceasefire in Gaza before Ramadan



Mon, 04 Mar 2024 - 01:45 GMT


Mon, 04 Mar 2024 - 01:45 GMT

CAIRO – 4 March 2024: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received on Monday UN Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator for Gaza, Sigrid Kaag as their discussions focused on the ‘dire human situation’ in Gaza, as well as actions needed to ensure SC 2720 full implementation to ensure aid provision to the Strip.

Shoukry also stressed the humanitarian and legal responsibility that the Security Council bears to ensure the full implementation of the provisions of Resolution 2720, and to put pressure on Israel to comply with the provisions of international law and remove the obstacles it places in the way of the aid entry process.



Egypt’s Foreign Minister explained stressed the necessity of reaching an immediate ceasefire in Gaza Strip, and enforcing the calm before the holy month of Ramadan, so that the flow of humanitarian aid and relief materials can be increased in quantities sufficient for the needs of the residents of the Gaza Strip.

Shukri noted to the humanitarian risks resulting from ‘systematic attempts’ to target the work of UNRWA, and the suspension of funding by some donors to the agency in the midst of this humanitarian crisis.

For her part, the UN official expressed her appreciation for the ‘important and pivotal role’ that Egypt has played since the beginning of the crisis to push the implementation of the truce and reduce the crisis in the Gaza Strip, as well as providing and facilitating the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.




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