Diab Al-Louh, Palestinian Ambassador in Cairo and its permanent representative to the Arab League, has praised Egypt’s call for a conference to discuss the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following the recent Israeli aggression.
The Cairo conference is scheduled for June, and will be held under the patronage of Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, in the presence of several ministers, ambassadors, and major construction companies in Egypt.
Al-Louh extended in a press statement, on Wednesday, gratitude to Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, on behalf of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian people, for the Egyptian initiative for Gaza reconstruction.
Egypt has allocated $500m to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people due to the brutal Israeli aggression against the Strip,
This aggression has caused great damage to electricity, water, and sewage facilities as well as roads, in addition to the destruction of homes and displacement of about 70,000 people.
The Palestinian official called on the Arab and Islamic countries as well as the international community to build on the Egyptian initiative and contribute to the reconstruction of Gaza.
Qatar has also allocated $500m for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, and Kuwait opened a fund of $100m to this end.
Al-Louh stressed the importance of the participation of Egyptian companies in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, as they are well-established firms with great experience in the field of construction.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian government is working to form an official specialised body for Gaza reconstruction, according to Al-Louh.
This body would be responsible for communicating and coordinating with all Arab and international partners that expressed their willingness to participate in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.