In an official visit to Cairo on Friday, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi engaged in discussions with Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, focusing on Israel’s ongoing conflict with the Gaza Strip and concerted efforts to secure a ceasefire.
Sources revealed that Egypt, in its multifaceted approach, aims to coordinate with all relevant parties to address the escalating crisis in Gaza.
The meeting took place just a day before the Arab summit in Riyadh, where, at the behest of Palestine and Saudi Arabia, discussions will center on the Israeli aggression that commenced on October 7.
Highlighting their commitment to protecting civilians in Gaza and ending the tragic bloodshed, both leaders explored optimal strategies during their talks, as conveyed in a statement by the Egyptian Presidency’s Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy.
Tragically, the death toll from Israeli aggression in Gaza has reached 10,812 Palestinians, including 4,412 children, 2,918 women, 667 elderly individuals, and 26,905 reported injuries, according to the Palestinian health ministry in Gaza as of Thursday.
Sisi and Tamim reaffirmed their united stance against any attempts to forcibly displace Palestinians or settle the Palestinian issue to the detriment of the Palestinian people or regional countries.
The leaders also confirmed their ongoing consultations, emphasizing the imperative to de-escalate violence in Gaza and alleviate the suffering of civilians, ultimately working towards the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.