Egyptian FM Calls for Resuming Palestinian-Israeli Talks to Reach Two-State Solution

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated the necessity of resuming the Palestinian and Israeli negotiating track soon to reach a just and comprehensive settlement for the Palestinian cause based on the two-state solution.

Shoukry said in a meeting with Israeli Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in Cairo on Thursday that Egypt is unwavering in its efforts to bring peace and stability to the Middle East.

Egypt has repeatedly called for the two-state solution that involves the establishment of an independent Palestinian state along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital as per relevant international resolutions.

Shoukry said Cairo will continue contacting all parties to reach an atmosphere conducive to resuscitating the desired political track, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry said.

Shoukry also called for refraining from unilateral measures including those related to the settlement activities in the Palestinian territories, noting that such measures hinder chances at peace and the two-state solution, a statement released following the meeting said.

Egypt’s top diplomat reviewed Egyptian efforts to reconstruct the Gaza Strip and support the development demands of the Palestinians in coordination with the Palestinian Authority.

He underlined the importance of the international community’s support to Egypt in this regard, which helps secure peace and stability in the region.

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