Qatar urges disregard of media reports casting doubt on Gaza mediation efforts



Wed, 22 May 2024 - 06:25 GMT


Wed, 22 May 2024 - 06:25 GMT

CAIRO – 22 May 2024: Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Wednesday to disregard media reports attempting to cast doubt and level accusations against the ongoing mediation efforts to halt the aggression in Gaza.

In a statement for the official spokesperson for the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Majed bin Mohamed Al Ansari, he emphasized the need for focus during this sensitive time on ways to end the war in the Gaza Strip.

The foreign ministry's spokesperson said that Qatar's joint mediation efforts with Egypt and the United States of America are ongoing, affirming that the three countries are working in full coordination to achieve an immediate and lasting ceasefire in Gaza and the exchange of prisoners and hostages, which would lead to the establishment of peace, security, and stability in the region.

Earlier on Wednesday, A high-level source expressed Egypt's astonishment about some parties' attempts to insult the Egyptian efforts deployed over the past months to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza Strip and bring an end to the bloodshed endured by innocent civilians.

The source added that some parties play a game aimed by levelling allegations against mediators – Qatar and Egypt - and accusing them of bias in order to evade making the necessary decisions.

The source underscored that Egypt was brokering a ceasefire and hostage exchange deal after continuous insistence to play that role given its experience, capability and competence in managing hard negotiations.

The source also criticized the use of anonymous sources in media reports labelling them "informed" saying that Egypt challenges those media outlets to attribute the information mentioned to specific official U.S. or Israeli sources.




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