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Egypt, Jordan Call for Political Solution to Region’s Crises

Egypt, Jordan Call for Political Solution to Region’s Crises

Friday, 11 October, 2019 - 05:30
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II hold talks in Cairo. Photo from the presidency's social media account

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has discussed with Jordan’s King Abdullah II ongoing efforts to resolve the region’s crises, and the war on terror.

Egypt's presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said following the talks held in Cairo on Thursday that Jordan’s King expressed pride in his country’s relations with Egypt.

The King also said he was keen on expanding trade and investment relations, and continue to consult on issues with mutual concern.

Sisi and King Abdullah reiterated their support for Palestinian rights, the resumption of negotiations on the Arab peace process, and the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital, said Rady.

The two leaders also discussed the war on terrorism and a comprehensive approach to uproot terror, he added.

Following their meeting, the Jordanian delegation met with Egyptian officials in expanded talks.

Rady said that Sisi has also received a telephone call from Iraqi President Barham Saleh.

The Egyptian presidential spokesman said Sisi and Saleh discussed Turkey’s offensive on Kurds in northeast Syria, a move that targets international peace and security.

They agreed that the offensive hits Syria's territorial integrity and worsens the deteriorating situation in the country.

According to Rady, Sisi and Saleh agreed to continue bilateral consultations to confront Turkey’s operation in an effort to preserve Syria’s unity.

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