| 4 March 2024, Monday |

Egypt, Iran Discuss Developments in Gaza

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held telephone talks on Monday with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian about the developments in Gaza.

An Egyptian foreign ministry statement said the officials tackled the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in the enclave.

They also addressed international efforts to ease the humanitarian crisis.

Shoukry briefed Abdollahian on the results of the contacts Egypt is holding to reach a comprehensive ceasefire and ensure the delivery of sustainable humanitarian aid to Gaza.

He stressed the need to implement in full the latest United Nations Security Council resolution on setting up a UN mechanism to facilitate the entry and oversee the delivery of aid.

Meanwhile, 70 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid entered Gaza from Egypt’s Rafah border crossing. The aid was offered by various countries and Arab and international organizations, reported the Middle East News Agency.

A medical source said 24 wounded Palestinians were transported across the border for treatment in Egypt.


  • Asharq Al-Awsat