FM Shoukry meets Azzam al-Ahmad
Wednesday، 19 September 2018 - 12:21 PM
On September 18, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Azzam al-Ahmad, member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee and chairman of Fatah’s negotiations delegation in the national reconciliation process, during the latter’s Cairo visit to discuss the latest developments on the Palestinian stage and updates in the national reconciliation process.
Official MFA Spokesperson Ambassador Ahmed Abou Zeid stated that FM Shoukry was keen to listen to al-Ahmad’s evaluation of the successive developments witnessed lately on the Palestinian stage, and its implications on the future of the peace process, including developments regarding the Jerusalem issue and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)’s current crisis.
FM Shoukry asserted Egypt’s commitment to supporting all of the Palestinian people’s legitimate, historical rights, at the forefront of which their right to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The MFA Spokesperson explained that al-Ahmad expressed his appreciation of Egypt’s continuous efforts to support the Palestinian cause and find ways to deal with current challenges on all fronts. He emphasized how pivotal the Jerusalem and Palestinian refugee issues are as part of final resolution issues whose fate must be decided according to negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides.
Ambassador Abou Zeid added that the meeting also addressed the latest updates in the national reconciliation process. Al-Ahmad surveyed efforts exerted by the Palestinian Authority to achieve reconciliation and end division.
He praised Egypt’s pivotal role in sponsoring the reconciliation process and Cairo’s hosting of continuous meetings in this regard.
At the end of his comments, Abou Zeid mentioned that minister Shoukry asserted the continuation of Egyptian efforts supporting Palestinian national reconciliation, and that the choice of unity and ending division has become a necessity to confront current challenges and maintain the strength of the Palestinian front.
The Minister also emphasized the importance of proceeding with achieving Palestinian unity, and that this would contribute to advancing the peace process and reaching the desired fair resolution.