Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry held talks in Cairo on Monday with Ziad Abu Amr — the Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister and Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) Executive Committee Member — and Palestinian Minister of Social Development Ahmad Majdalani.
Ahmed Hafez — the Official Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — said that Shoukry listened to the latest developments from the Palestinian delegation on the situation in the Palestinian territories and the growing difficulties and challenges facing the brotherly Palestinian people.
“The delegation expressed appreciation for Egypt’s role in supporting the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people as well as for its sincere efforts to provide the necessary support to all parts of the Palestinian territories and to achieve the desired Palestinian national reconciliation,” Hafez added.
Shoukry pointed out that Egypt will continue its efforts to support the brotherly people of Palestine, including by continuing to work hard towards the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.
The minister also affirmed Egypt’s support for the aspirations of the Palestinian people towards the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, in accordance with the decisions of international legitimacy.
In this regard, Shoukry expressed the importance of continuing contact with various regional and international parties concerned in order to create the appropriate atmosphere for reviving the negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides at the earliest opportunity.
It is worth mentioning that the foreign ministry received several delegations from the executive committee of the PLO and members of the central committee of the Fatah movement at the headquarters of the ministry, the last of which was last month.
The meetings aimed to bring viewpoints closer together and eliminate differences to discard division and complete the file of reconciliation.