EGYPT’S SISI URGES NETANYAHU FOR PEACE WITH PALESTINIANS, AS KEY TO MIDEAST STABILITY

CAIRO, Egypt- Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, urged Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in a meeting in New York, for a comprehensive settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as key to security and stability in the Middle East region, the Egyptian presidential spokesman said.

Sisi’s remarks came, during his meeting with Netanyahu, at the former’s residence in New York, on the sidelines of their participation in the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

During the meeting, which discussed ways of reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Sisi stressed “the importance of resuming negotiations between the two sides, to reach a just and comprehensive solution, based on a two-state solution and in accordance with the relevant international treaties.”

The Egyptian president added that, a final just settlement for the Palestinian question would create a new reality in the Middle East, where all its peoples enjoy stability, security and development. On the other hand, Egypt tries to reach a lasting truce between Hamas and Israel, in return for easing the blockade imposed by Israel on Gaza.

The seven-decade-long conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians erupted, following the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the Western-backed creation of Israel in 1948.

The Palestinians seek to establish an independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in light of the UN-proposed two-state solution, based on the pre-1967 borders.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK