Sisi, Abbas Affirm Importance of Ceasefire in Gaza

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met on Thursday 17072014 with Palestinian President Mahmmoud Abbas for talks on the recent violent incidents in the Gaza Strip.

Both sides agreed on the necessity of an immediate halt to the offensive in Gaza to prevent more bloodshed.

The presidents also agreed on working on opening the Israeli crossings to let in commodities and aid, according to a joint statement issued following the talks.

The Egyptian president also reiterated his support to Abbas’s move to place the Palestinian territories under international protection.

Source : Egypt State Information Service