President Sisi reiterates importance of ending Gaza war, warns against military operation in Rafah



Wed, 24 Apr 2024 - 04:50 GMT


Wed, 24 Apr 2024 - 04:50 GMT

CAIRO – 24 April 2024: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi reiterated on Wednesday, the crucial importance of ending the ongoing war in Gaza, warning against any military operations in the Palestinian city of Rafah.

During a phone call with Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mark Rutte, President Sisi said that any military operation in Rafah will have catastrophic consequences on the humanitarian situation in Gaza and on regional peace and security.

According to spokesman for Presidency, Ahmed Fahmy, the call focused on the situation in Gaza, and Egypt's efforts to restore regional stability by reaching a ceasefire in the region and providing access for humanitarian aid.

President Sisi also underscored the vital need for the international community to assume its responsibilities to implement the relevant UN resolutions.

Sisi and Rutte agreed on the urgency of working towards reaching a ceasefire and ensuring the flow of adequate amounts of humanitarian aid to all areas of Gaza to protect it from the dire humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the sector.

They also emphasized the need to move towards the implementation of the two-state solution to contribute to restoring regional stability and establishing security and peace in the region.

During the call, both leaders also discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation across various political and economic levels, to be consistent with the current momentum in Egyptian-European relations.



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