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Pakistan supports Egypt’s bid to broker ceasefire between Israelis, Palestinians

May 16, 2021
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, right, and Pakistan's Foreign Minister counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi are seen in this file courtesy picture.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, right, and Pakistan's Foreign Minister counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi are seen in this file courtesy picture.

CAIRO — Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received on Saturday a phone call from his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi who expressed appreciation and support to the Egyptian efforts to achieve a ceasefire between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The two sides reviewed during the call ways to support efforts to reach a permanent and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the principles of international legitimacy, on top of it is the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Both ministers emphasized the need for regional powers and the international community to play their part in de-escalating the tense situation.

They also explored ways of coordination between both countries on international and regional fronts in general, and within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in particular.

The Egyptian foreign minister appreciated Pakistan for reaching out to Muslim countries and making an effort for restoring peace in the region.

The Pakistani foreign minister was briefed on Egypt's efforts in finding a diplomatic solution to the tense situation.

In the end, both ministers conferred over ways of reinforcing Egyptian-Pakistani relations in various fields in a way that fulfills the interests of both states. — Agencies


May 16, 2021
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