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Egypt’s Sisi, Jordan’s King Abdullah Discuss Regional Developments in Cairo

Egypt’s Sisi, Jordan’s King Abdullah Discuss Regional Developments in Cairo

Sunday, 4 December, 2022 - 08:15
A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattahael-Sisi (R) meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II at al-Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in Cairo, on December 3, 2022. (Jordanian Royal Palace / AFP)

Egypt and Jordan agreed on Saturday to boost efforts towards reviving the peace process and reach a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.   

Following a meeting in Cairo, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordanian King Abdullah II announced their full support to Palestine.   

Their meeting focused on the latest developments in the region, notably in the Palestinian Territories, said Egyptian presidency spokesman Bassam Rady.  

He said the leaders agreed on the need to boost their countries’ efforts to provide full support to the Palestinian people and to revive the peace process to reach a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. 

This solution will ensure the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people in line with international resolutions, stressed Rady.  

Sisi and King Abdullah also discussed several issues of common interest. 

They underscored the importance of consolidated and concerted Arab efforts to confront current crises in some regional countries while respecting their unity and sovereignty and ending the suffering of their people. 

King Abdullah was accorded a formal reception at the Al-Ittihadiya Palace where he met with Sisi. 

Sisi said he was keen on further boosting ties with Jordan to achieve mutual interests.  

For his part, King Abdullah underscored his country’s keenness on benefiting from Egypt’s development efforts in all fields by sharing expertise and through joint investments, Rady said. 

The monarch later traveled to Algeria on a two-day state visit at the invitation of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.  

Tebboune and King Abdullah had met in the Qatari capital, Doha, on the sidelines of the opening of the 2022 FIFA World Cup last month. 

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