Sisi, Assad emphasize need to prevent conflict escalation in Gaza

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed the ongoing Gaza war, which has persisted for about nine months, and the dangers posed by the escalating conflict in the region.

The Egyptian Presidency announced that Sisi received a phone call from Assad.

They exchanged views on the dangers of regional escalation and emphasized the necessity to prevent the widening of the conflict and to preserve regional security and stability.

Both leaders reiterated their absolute rejection of attempts to liquidate the Palestinian issue or displace the Palestinians, emphasizing the importance of addressing their plight.

Sisi affirmed Egypt’s commitment to achieving a cease-fire in Gaza and ensuring sustainable humanitarian aid to meet Palestinian needs, while reinforcing the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

Despite a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire, Israel has faced international condemnation for its continued offensive on Gaza since an October 7, 2023, attack by Hamas, which has resulted in over 38,000 Palestinian deaths and vast destruction.

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