Egypt pres. echoes backing to Palestine statehood

CAIRO (KUNA) Egyptian President Abdulfattah Al Sisi Saturday restated his country’s unwavering support to an independent Palestinian statehood on occupied territories in pursuant to relevant international resolutions.

Al Sisi made the remark while meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the aftermath of a recently announced US Middle East peace plan, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radhi said in a statement.

The Egyptian president underlined that there is no alternative for direct talks between Israel and Palestine, leading to a comprehensive settlement, the spokesman added.

Al Sisi believed that such a settlement would put an end to the agony of the Palestinian people by utterly restoring their legitimate rights, and maintaining the rights of all parties to live in safety, stability and peace, El Sisi said.

Meanwhile, Palestinian President Abbas appreciated Egypt’s efforts in supporting the Palestinian cause, and highly commended its momentous role in pressing for a comprehensive and fair solution for the conflict.

Abbas also spoke highly of Egypt’s role in pushing towards a national reconciliation and trust between all Palestinian factions, the spokesman added.

Abbas is in Cairo to attend an extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers, mainly to look into the US administration’s regional peace move.

US President Donald Trump Tuesday unveiled a new Middle East peace plan, saying “it’s been a long and very arduous process to arrive at this moment.” “My vision presents a win win situation for both sides,” Trump said, adding that “this plan will double Palestinian territory and set the capital of the Palestinian state in eastern Jerusalem where the United States will happily open an embassy.” “Under this vision, Jerusalem will remain Israel’s undivided, very important, undivided capital,” he added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency