Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received a phone call Friday from UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.
During the phone conversation, the two sides discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip and the escalation of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid.
The phone call focused on the Israeli escalation in the Gaza Strip, including its call for the Palestinian citizens to leave their homes and move to the south, said the spokesman.
Shoukry underlined the need of immediate halt to the current Israeli assaults against the Palestinian people, voicing Egypt’s deep concern over the deterioration of the humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip.
He further reaffirmed the necessity of providing safe corridors and urgent humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Shoukry also warned of inflicting collective punishment against Gaza residents, urging the protection of innocent civilians on all sides, in line with shared human values, international law, and international humanitarian law.