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Sisi Underscores to Abbas Importance of Maintaining Calm, Especially in Gaza

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, during a meeting in Cairo on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. (Palestine’s embassy in Cairo)

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas at al-Ittihadia Palace in Cairo on Tuesday.

Discussions touched on the developments of the Palestinian cause and providing support to the Palestinian people.

Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said Sisi underlined the importance of joining efforts to support the Palestinian stance and maintain calm, especially in the Gaza Strip.

He affirmed his country’s unwavering support to the Palestinian cause to ensure realizing the Palestinian people’s legitimate aspirations based on the two-state solution and the establishment of the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the June 1967 borders.

Abbas, for his part, expressed appreciation for Egypt's tireless efforts in support of the Palestinian cause and hailed Cairo’s historical role, as well as its firm position to reach a just and comprehensive solution in this regard.

Abbas also underscored the deep and special Egyptian-Palestinian ties and keenness to continue consultation and coordination with Sisi on the overall situation in his country.

Egypt’s Chief of General Intelligence Major General Abbas Kamel, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki, Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Hussein al-Sheikh, Head of the Palestinian General Intelligence Major General Majed Faraj, and the Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt Diab al-Louh attended the meeting.

According to the Egyptian presidency, both leaders agreed to continue consultation and coordination at the bilateral level and within the trilateral Egyptian-Jordanian-Palestinian coordination framework and other frameworks to follow-up on future steps and efforts to support the Palestinian cause.

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