From Left, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Egypt's First Lady Entissar el-Sisi during the opening of the World Youth Forum, December 14th, 2019 - Courtesy of the Presidency
CAIRO – 15 December 2019: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday left Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, after participating in the third edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF) and meeting with his Egyptian counterpart.
Abbas and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi held a consultative meeting. Palestinian ambassador to Egypt and permanent delegate to the Arab League Diab al-Louh said the meeting came within the framework of the permanent coordination between the two leaders.
They discussed issues of mutual concern and agreed on establishing a stage for Egyptian-Palestinian strategic partnership which will be deeper and broader, and will include all vital fields between the two brotherly countries, Louh said.
They also agreed to continue coordinating joint stances to face current challenges and developments.
Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar saw the Palestinian president off at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.
Abbas, during his visit to Egypt to attend the WYF, stressed that Egypt plays an important role to back the Palestinian cause at all international events.
Abbas met with delegation of key officials and experts from the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies.
Abbas reaffirmed that the efforts of Palestinian reconciliation have being exerted and would lead to ending divisions, emphasizing his rejection to pass the century deal.
The forum kicked off on Saturday in South Sinai’s Sharm el Sheikh, with the participation of around 7,000 attendees from around the world, according to state’s news agency MENA.