Palestinian Ambassador in Cairo Diab al Louh during a seminar organized by the Journalists Syndicate - Press Photo
CAIRO – 5 December 2019: Palestinian Ambassador in Cairo Diab al Louh thanked Egypt for its ‘key role’ towards the Palestinian cause. “Egypt feels like home to me” al-Louh said.
During a seminar organized by the Journalists Syndicate, al Louh affirmed that his government will not sign any agreements with Israel until releasing all of the Palestinian prisoners in jails.
He said that Israel doesn’t want the Palestinians to have their own independent country. “All what we want now is to establish an independent, fully sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. We do not want a state without Gaza.” al Louh added.
Al Louh noted that Cairo’s role towards the Palestinian cause cannot be ignored, as Egypt has given a lot and still doing a lot of efforts for our cause.
Last April, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas praised Egypt's efforts at various levels to resolve the Palestinian cause and protect the rights of the Palestinian people during his meeting in Cairo with the Egyptian president, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
The meeting was attended by Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri and Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel. Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat, Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki, and Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt Diab al-Louh also attended.
During the meeting, Abbas stressed the importance he attaches to the coordination with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi concerning the Palestinian situation and ways to deal with the challenges facing the Palestinian people.
He also reviewed the determinants of the Palestinian situation in light of the recent developments.
For his part, President Sisi affirmed Egypt's full support for the Palestinian stance to reach a political settlement, highlighting the need to reach a just and comprehensive solution leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.