Sinai is not part of the “Deal of the Century”, FM


Mon, 24 Jun 2019 - 11:55 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry- File photo

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry- File photo

CAIRO – 25 June 2019: Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, said on Monday that any solution for the Palestinian cause will not include having Palestinians settled in Sinai peninsula.

Shoukry’s statements came to comment on the latest US economic approach to find a resolution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, known in the media by the name “Deal of the Century”. Shoukry added during an interview with “Russia Today” that a resolution will be based on the Arab peace initiative, also it is bound to the Palestinians’ approval.

Regarding Sinai, Shoukry stressed that there are no intentions to give up any part of the peninsula that the Egyptians have sacrificed a lot to retake it, adding that the Palestinian will not accept living on land that does not belong to them.

Shoukry said that Egypt participates in the workshop in Bahrain that showcases the economic portion of Washington’s long-awaited Arab-Israeli peace plan, however, the workshop does not provide the official decision for any expected resolution.



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