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Aboul Gheit receives the Greek Foreign Minister

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Yesterday, Wednesday, Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, received Mr. Georgios Gerapetrisis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat, during his visit to Cairo as part of his Arab tour.

Aboul Gheit welcomed the Greek minister, stressing the importance that the Arab League attaches to developing cooperation relations with Greece within the framework of the memorandum of understanding signed between the two sides in 2021. He expressed to him his deep concern about the danger of escalating tensions in the region on more than one front, stressing the need to stop the Israeli war on The Gaza Strip, which led to a horrific humanitarian catastrophe, and the necessity of introducing humanitarian and relief aid without any obstacles in order to alleviate the severity of the humanitarian catastrophe caused by Israel.

Aboul Gheit also stressed that the two-state solution remains the basis for any future arrangements regarding the fate of the Palestinian people, who have the right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state. In turn, the Greek Foreign Minister expressed his country’s rejection of forced displacement and the targeting of civilians, stressing the necessity of an immediate ceasefire and starting work to find a solution. A sustainable policy that guarantees the rights of Palestinians and Israelis to live in peace side by side, warning of the danger of expanding the scope of war in the region if the crisis is not defused.
Jamal Rushdi, the official spokesman for the Secretary-General, stated that the discussions between the two sides dealt with various Arab and international issues of common interest, especially developments in the situation in Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Syria and Lebanon, and the escalating tensions in the Red Sea region and the Bab al-Mandab Strait, where Aboul Gheit stressed the need to ward off the dangers that threaten The security of the region and the safety of international navigation in sea lanes as a priority related to regional and international security and peace.

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