CAIRO – Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Hamdy Sanad Loza stressed the importance of reaching an immediate, comprehensive and sustainable ceasefire agreement in the Gaza Strip.
During a meeting with Singapore’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Education & Foreign Affairs Mohamad Maliki Osman and his accompanying delegation, the two sides discussed the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.
The deputy foreign minister for African affairs reviewed intensive Egyptian efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in the Gaza Strip that resulted from massive Israeli bombardment of the enclave and the targeting of civilians and subjecting them to siege and starvation.
Loza accentuated the need for intensifying international efforts to guarantee the unimpeded flow of humanitarian relief aid to meet the urgent need of the besieged Palestinians.
He also praised humanitarian assistance offered by Singapore to the Palestinian people.
For his part, the Singaporean minister voiced his country’s keenness on offering necessary humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in coordination
with the Egyptian Red Crescent and The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRAWA).
The meeting also took up the latest developments pertaining to bilateral ties which have witnessed a strong political momentum ever since President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ‘s visit to Singapore in 2015.
Ways of promoting trade and investment relations, along with boosting cooperation in the education and training spheres also figured high during the discussions.
The two sides signed an agreement on visa entry exemption of passport holders form both countries.
The Singaporean minister is scheduled to pay a visit to the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) to probe scopes of joint cooperation.