| 3 March 2024, Sunday |

Egypt Seeks to Break Deadlock Between Palestinians, Israel

Receiving a phone call from Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry asserted that Egypt will continue its efforts for achieving peace in the Middle East in line with international law and Security Council decisions, calling for breaking the deadlock between Palestinians and Israelis.

He also underlined the need to prevent any escalation between the two sides and to push forward reconstruction efforts and development support for all parts of the Palestinian territories.

Cairo is keen to move with practical and serious steps towards achieving security and stability for all the peoples of the region, he added.

Shoukry met last May with former Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and he called for carrying out serious and constructive negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis.

On another note, Egypt kept the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip open to facilitate the entry of aid and humanitarian cases.

Cairo noted that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s initiative to provide support for the reconstruction process and to meet the development needs of Palestinians is a reflection of the country’s commitment towards the Palestinian cause.