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President El-Sisi and Kamilla Harris, the vice president of the US, reaffirm their commitment to strategic cooperation and discuss regional developments

On the sidelines of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Harris conveyed President Joe Biden’s greetings and appreciation to El-Sisi, who reciprocated by offering his warmest regards to President Biden,” stated Ahmed Fahmy, the Egyptian Presidency’s official spokesperson.

During the discussion, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to enhancing and deepening Egypt and the United States’ long-standing strategic cooperation, which is a critical cornerstone for sustaining Middle East security and stability. They also underlined their mutual intention to maximize coordination and consultation between the two friendly countries on all bilateral cooperation frameworks, as well as many political and security issues of mutual relevance, in the coming term.

They also talked about regional developments, particularly in the Gaza Strip, according to the spokeswoman.

The American side spoke on the issue, thanking and appreciating Egypt and its leadership for their tireless and sincere efforts to contribute to a ceasefire and prisoner exchange, as well as their pivotal role in providing and delivering humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

The two sides agreed on the current situation and the necessity to work together to keep the conflict from escalating, as well as to protect civilians and keep them from being targeted. Both countries have also unequivocally denounced the forceful relocation of Palestinians.

President El-Sisi, for his part, emphasized the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, which necessitates quick action by the international community to offer urgent humanitarian and relief assistance to the people of the Strip and ease the weight of their suffering. He emphasized the importance of restoring peace and a cease-fire, as well as Egypt’s rejection of collective punishment measures that violate international humanitarian law. He also reaffirmed Egypt’s firm position on the Palestinian issue, which is to achieve a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of their independent state in accordance with the references of international legitimacy.

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