EGYPT’S SISI REAFFIRMS CONSTANT SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIAN CAUSE

CAIRO, Egypt, Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, on Sunday, reaffirmed Egypt’s constant support, for a fair and comprehensive settlement for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Sisi promised to guarantee the rights of the Palestinians, to build their own independent state, in the conflict between Palestine and Israel, the Egyptian presidential spokesman said, following Sisi’s meeting with the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, in Cairo.

“President Sisi asserted that the Palestinian cause always comes on top of Egypt’s priorities and reaching a solution for it is a key pillar for restoring security and stability in the Middle East,” the president’s spokesman, Alaa Youssef, added.

The Egyptian president also vowed to continue efforts to resume negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis, to come to a resolution for their conflict.

For his part, Abbas offered his condolences to Sisi, over the Egyptian army’s loss in the recent deadly attack in the checkpoints of North Sinai province, bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

“President Abbas reiterated Palestine’s solidarity with Egypt, in its war against terrorism and against those who try to undermine its security and stability,” said the Egyptian spokesman.

The meeting came, on the second day of Abbas’ visit to Cairo, which started on Saturday evening, with the holding of separate talks with Arab League Secretary General, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit and Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry.

Abbas is seeking Egyptian-brokered inter-Palestinian unity, particularly after relations between Egypt and Hamas have relatively improved this year, through high-profile meetings and further security coordination.

Israel is blamed by the international community, for the deadlock of the peace process, due to its settlement expansion, which is rejected, even by its strongest ally, the United States.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK