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Egyptian FM reaffirms stance of support to Palestinians

During a meeting with Tor Wennesland, the UN special envoy for the Middle East peace process, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed “the necessity of getting out of the current stalemate in the Palestinian issue, and the importance of the involvement of relevant regional and international parties.”

He also emphasized the importance of “making the necessary effort to achieve the targeted breakthrough in the peace track, in a manner that supports the pillars of security and stability in the region.”

The minister reiterated the need to stop all measures that would harm the chances of achieving the desired peace, stressing Egypt’s firm position on supporting the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, according to a press release.

The meeting included exchanges regarding developments on the Palestinian cause and a discussion over ways to advance peace between the Palestinian and Israeli sides based on the principle of the two-state solution.

Wennesland briefed Shoukry on the details of his contact with all relevant parties during the recent period, expressing appreciation for Egypt its role in advancing the resumption of the negotiation track between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as well as supporting the development requirements of the Palestinians.

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