President Abdel Fattah El Sisi highlighted Egypt’s tremendous efforts, under difficult field conditions, to lead the process of providing, coordinating, and delivering critical humanitarian aid to Gaza, in coordination with relevant UN and relief organisations.
President Sisi stressed the importance of the pivotal and indispensable role of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in this regard.
The president’s remarks came during his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his accompanying delegation. The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri and the head of the General Intelligence Service General Abbas Kamel.
The president stressed the need to implement the international and UN resolutions relevant to the crisis and to take serious steps towards a just and comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian issue, which would ensure sustainable stability in the region.
According to a statement by the Presidency Spokesperson, Ahmed Fahmy, Secretary Blinken conveyed President Joe Biden’s greetings to President Sisi, emphasising that the United States is committed to strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries in support of regional stability, peace, and development.
The meeting focused on latest developments in the intensive efforts aimed at reaching a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, exchanging detainees and hostages and delivering the necessary humanitarian relief aid to alleviate the human suffering in the Strip.
Secretary Blinken affirmed his country’s keenness to continue coordination and joint efforts with Egypt to achieve ceasefire and spare the region from an expansion of the scope of the conflict. He lauded Egypt’s valued efforts in support of security and stability in the region.