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Sisi, Raisi discuss Gaza situation, Egypt-Iran relations in first meeting

Saturday، 11 November 2023 - 07:50 PM

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi discussed the situation in Gaza as well as bilateral relations as they held their first meeting today on the sidelines of the Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit in Riyadh.

The two leaders discussed alleviating the humanitarian suffering faced by the Palestinian people in Gaza, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy said.

El-Sisi updated Raisi on Egypt's efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza, as well as Egyptian efforts to provide humanitarian aid to civilians.

They also emphasised the imperative of preventing the conflict from growing and maintaining regional stability.

Enhancing bilateral relations

During the meeting, Raisi said “There are no restrictions against enhancing relations with the friendly state of Egypt,” the Iranian Presidency said in a statement.

El-Sisi highlighted that Egypt has assigned relevant ministers to follow up on the consolidation of relations with Iran, according to the Iranian statement.


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