President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met on Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The two Presidents discussed the latest developments pertinent to the Palestinian issue. President El-Sisi confirmed Egypt’s support for the issue and for reaching a just and comprehensive solution that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, in line with the international resolutions, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
For his part, President Abbas expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s endeavors to resolve the issue, protect the rights of the Palestinians and achieve Palestinian national unity.
He stressed that he is keen to consult and coordinate with President El-Sisi on the situation and to address the challenges that the Palestinians face. He reviewed the current status, in light of the recent developments.
President El-Sisi confirmed Egypt’s full support for the Palestinian position towards the path of political settlement.
The meeting touched on the difficulties that the Palestinian Authority is experiencing after Israel’s deduction of funds and the negative consequences it has on the PA.
The President confirmed Egypt’s keenness to do its utmost efforts with the concerned parties to prevent the situation from exacerbating.
The meeting also tackled Egypt’s efforts to preserve the calm in the Gaza Strip. The President explained that Egypt’s efforts primarily aim at preserving the security and stability of the Palestinian people and improve the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.
In addition, Egypt continues efforts to complete the reconciliation process and realise political consensus in the framework of a unified vision among all the Palestinian factions and in line with the Egyptian strategy to support the Palestinian Authority and its role in the Gaza Strip as well as foil attempts to reinforce the separation between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Egypt also continues endeavors with the concerned parties and donor countries to solve the UNRWA’s funding issue so as to enable it to continue providing services to the Palestinian refugees.