Egypt never closed Rafah border crossing, Presidential spokesperson



Tue, 05 Mar 2024 - 11:09 GMT


Tue, 05 Mar 2024 - 11:09 GMT

CAIRO – 5 March 2024: Rafah border crossing is open around the clock, Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy said, stressing that Egypt has not closed and will never close it.

In televised statements, Tuesday, he also said that 75% of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip is donated by Egypt, promising that Egypt will continue offering aid to the Palestinian enclave.

There is growing international rejection of the forced displacement of the Palestinians thanks to Egypt's firm stances on this score, according to him.

The situation in the region is very difficult, and Cairo is exerting utmost efforts to realize a ceasefire in Gaza and deliver further humanitarian aid for the enclave, the spokesman said.

On Egypt's ties with Armenia, Fahmy lauded the historical relations between the two countries, noting that President Abdel Fattah al Sisi was the first president to visit Armenia after its independence.

Egypt also has good ties with Bahrain, the spokesman said, stressing that Cairo is keen to boost its relations with all Arab countries to face crises in the region

Fahmy pointed out that Ras El Hikma project reflects the history-honored ties and real partnership between Egypt and the UAE, noting that there is a real scientifically-studied vision to achieve development in Egypt and overcome all challenges.

The government works on increasing national production and strengthening industry to face the current challenges, he said.

President Sisi prioritizes easing burdens shouldered by citizens, Fahmy said, explaining that the president directed to quicken customs clearance procedures immediately to offer commodities for citizens before the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Egypt also works on helping the Sudanese people to restore stability, he said.

President Sisi paid several visits to African countries, the spokesman said, noting that such visits greatly contributed to propelling Egypt's ties with these countries



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