FM Shoukry discusses Gaza latest developments with French counterpart



Fri, 10 May 2024 - 06:43 GMT


Fri, 10 May 2024 - 06:43 GMT

CAIRO – 10 May 2024:  Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry called his French counterpart, Stephane Ségournet, on Friday, as they discussed the developments of the situation in the Gaza Strip.

The official spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry explained that Shoukry call with the French Foreign Minister comes within a series of contacts that the Foreign Minister is making with his counterparts in a number of important and influential capitals to warn of the dangers of the Israeli escalation in the Palestinian city of Rafah.

Ambassador Abu Zeid added that the foreign ministers of Egypt and France discussed the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, the latest developments in mediation efforts, and the latest round of negotiations hosted by Cairo to reach an agreement that achieves a comprehensive ceasefire in Gaza and the exchange of prisoners and hostages.

 The two ministers stressed the necessity of achieving a ceasefire in Gaza, and continuing to intensify international movements to urge the parties to reach a truce agreement, to achieve a permanent ceasefire.

The Foreign Ministry spokesperson added that the two ministers’ discussions covered the Israeli military operations in the Palestinian city of Rafah, and the associated Israeli control over the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, where the two ministers stressed the catastrophic humanitarian risks that will affect more than 1.4 million Palestinians.

Shoukry and Ségournet also stressed the inevitability of opening all border crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip and resuming the entry of humanitarian aid into the Strip.

Minister Shoukry renewed during his call the warning against the consequences of the continuation of the current situation in Palestinian Rafah or any further escalation.



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