President El-Sisi receives Slovenia and Portugal FMs
Sunday، 26 November 2023 - 11:10 PM
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met, 26-11-2023, with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovenia, Tanja Fajon, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, João Gomes Cravinho. The meeting was also attended by Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry.
The Slovenian and Portuguese sides welcomed the humanitarian truce declared in the Gaza Strip, and valued the leading Egyptian role, strategically, politically and at the humanitarian level, throughout the crisis since its outbreak last October 7. Egypt’s efforts were culminated with the joint mediation that led to a truce and the exchanges of release of hostages and detainees. The two top diplomats also acknowledged Egypt’s role in evacuating foreign nationals from the Gaza Strip.
During the meeting, there was consensus on the necessity to continue efforts to firm up the truce, and build on it to reach a permanent ceasefire. The sides also agreed on the necessity of providing immediate and effective support to the humanitarian relief efforts for the Strip, in a manner sufficient to support the people of Gaza who have been deprived of their livelihoods and security. There was also agreement on the categorical rejection of the displacement of the people of Gaza from their lands.
President El-Sisi expressed appreciation for the positions of Portugal and Slovenia regarding the conflict, pointing out Slovenia’s non-permanent membership in the Security Council for the years 2024/2025. He stressed the need for the international community to move, in earnest, to reach a comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian issue, and recognize the independent Palestinian state along the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital. This shall take place in a manner that achieves justice and ensures permanent security and stability in the region, for all its peoples.