SMA NEWS – CAIRO
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid announced on Wednesday, that Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed, by telephone, with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the situation in Gaza Strip.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman added that Shukri and Guterres discussed the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, and the diplomatic efforts seeking to reach a ceasefire in order to preserve the lives of Palestinian civilians, and to provide the opportunity to enter humanitarian and relief aid completely, safely and in a sustainable manner without any obstacles.
He pointed out that Shoukry discussed Egyptian political movements and contacts with international parties to push towards achieving a ceasefire, stressing the necessity of building on the international consensus embodied in the recent United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for implementing an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza, ensuring the protection of civilians, and rejecting displacement attempts. Forced on the Palestinians.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister appreciated the balanced positions adopted by Guterres on the path to containing the repercussions of the crisis and putting an end to it, expressing appreciation for the role played by the United Nations under his wise leadership in dealing with the current crisis and his constant emphasis on the necessity of countries’ commitment to international law and international humanitarian law.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations stressed the need to end the tragic situation in Gaza and establish a ceasefire, appreciating the important role played by Egypt in reducing this crisis and providing and delivering aid to the residents of the Strip, as well as its pivotal role in supporting the pillars of security and stability in the region.