Egypt’s president warns against regional military escalation


Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday in a statement warned against the danger of military escalation in the Middle East region on multiple fronts.

During a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis, Sisi reiterated “the vital need to defuse the current critical situation through an immediate and urgent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the enforcement of the delivery of humanitarian aid,” as stated in the press release.

Sisi emphasized that Egypt will continue its unwavering efforts to support the people in Gaza, provide them with aid and relief, and work towards calming the situation.

The Greek minister highlighted the pivotal role of Egypt as “an indispensable cornerstone for stability in the Middle East.”

The two sides also agreed on the imperative need to move quickly towards a just and comprehensive settlement for the Palestinian cause, which is the central issue in the region and the path toward achieving peace, security, and stability.

The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 24,448, according to the Gaza-based Health Ministry’s report on Wednesday.

Israel has been launching a large-scale offensive in Gaza in retaliation against a surprise Hamas attack on southern Israel on October 7, 2023, which resulted in the death of about 1,200 people, according to Israeli tallies.

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