Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi reviewed on Tuesday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, the efforts to reach a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and protect civilians from the deteriorating situation.
The meeting was attended by Head of General Intelligence Service, Abbas Kamel, and Head of the Qatari State Security (Intelligence Service) Abdullah Al-Khulaifi, the Presidency Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy said.
He added that the meeting offered an opportunity for both sides to reaffirm their commitment to ongoing dialogue and cooperation.
President Sisi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani emphasised the urgent need for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the protection of civilians caught in the conflict, Spokesman Fahmy said.
The meeting included a review strategy for delivering humanitarian aid to the affected population.
The two sides voiced concern over the recent escalation of hostilities in Rafah, southern Gaza, and the potential for further deterioration of the humanitarian situation, the spokesman said, noting that both sides stressed the crucial role of coordinated international action to prevent further escalation and regional tensions.
For his part, Prime Minister Al Thani conveyed to President Sisi the greetings of Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, while President Sisi expressed appreciation for the strong ties between the two nations.