Bin Mubarak Affirms Yemeni Support for Egypt’s Water Security

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received Thursday his Yemeni counterpart Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak in Cairo (Egyptian Foreign Ministry)
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received Thursday his Yemeni counterpart Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak in Cairo (Egyptian Foreign Ministry)
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Bin Mubarak Affirms Yemeni Support for Egypt’s Water Security

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received Thursday his Yemeni counterpart Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak in Cairo (Egyptian Foreign Ministry)
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received Thursday his Yemeni counterpart Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak in Cairo (Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received on Thursday his Yemeni counterpart Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak and discussed a number of bilateral and regional files.

The Yemeni minister's visit to Cairo came days after Bin Mubarak had visited Ethiopia, from where he delivered statements that drove controversy between Egypt and Yemen.

In Addis Ababa last month, the Yemeni Minister affirmed “the solidarity of Yemen and its support for all the steps taken by the Ethiopian government in order to move the wheel of development.”

His statements may have led to the imposition of new restrictions for the entry of Yemenis to Egypt, including obtaining visas in advance and reducing the length of stay.

During his meeting with Shoukry on Thursday, the Yemeni Minister stressed his country’s full support for Egypt in the face of challenges, topped by the water security issue, which is part of the Arab national security.

Bin Mubarak also commended Egypt's firm supportive stance towards Yemen's legitimate government and its endeavors to reach a political settlement that restores security and stability to the country and alleviates the acute humanitarian crises.

The Yemeni top diplomat also conveyed a message, from President of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council Rashad Al-Alimi to President Abdel Fattah Sisi, on ways of advancing bilateral relations in different fields, said Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid.

The spokesman stated that Shoukry voiced appreciation for Yemen's keenness to coordinate with Cairo and keep it informed of the latest developments on the crisis there.

He then emphasized Egypt's backing of the legitimate Yemeni government and the endeavors to extend the UN truce in Yemen, as well as Cairo's encouragement for all efforts aimed at finding a comprehensive and sustainable political solution that is agreed upon by various Yemeni parties.

The two foreign ministers also discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations, including the convening of the joint committee between the two countries and upgrading the level of bilateral relations through the political consultation mechanism at the level of the Egyptian and Yemeni ministries of foreign affairs.

Shoukry then affirmed the care and good hospitality enjoyed by the Yemeni community in Egypt, their second country. He added that Egyptian citizens are receiving the same treatment in many service sectors such as education and health as part of the historical ties and firm bonds that bind the two brotherly countries and peoples.

Caption: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received Thursday his Yemeni counterpart Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak in Cairo (Egyptian Foreign Ministry)



13 Palestinians Killed in Central Gaza Strikes

Smoke rises from a building hit by an Israeli strike in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip on July 20, 2024. (Photo by Eyad BABA / AFP)
Smoke rises from a building hit by an Israeli strike in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip on July 20, 2024. (Photo by Eyad BABA / AFP)
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13 Palestinians Killed in Central Gaza Strikes

Smoke rises from a building hit by an Israeli strike in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip on July 20, 2024. (Photo by Eyad BABA / AFP)
Smoke rises from a building hit by an Israeli strike in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip on July 20, 2024. (Photo by Eyad BABA / AFP)

At least 13 people were killed in three Israeli airstrikes that hit refugee camps in central Gaza overnight into Saturday, according to Palestinians health officials.

Among the dead in Nuseirat Refugee Camp and Bureij Refugee Camp were three children and one woman, according to Palestinian ambulance teams that transported the bodies to the nearby Al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital.

The 13 corpses were counted by AP journalists at the hospital.

The latest casualties follow a rare moment of hope in war ravaged Gaza, after a medical teams recovered a live baby from a heavily pregnant Palestinian mother killed in an airstrike that hit her home in Nuseirat late Thursday evening.

Heavily pregnant Ola al-Kurd, 25, was killed along with six others in the blast, but was quickly rushed by emergency workers to Al-Awda Hospital in northern Gaza in the hope of saving the unborn child. Hours later, doctors told The Associated Press that a baby boy had been delivered.

The still-unnamed newborn is stable but has suffered from a shortage of oxygen and has been placed in an incubator, said Dr. Khalil Dajran. The baby boy's father was wounded in the same strike, but survived.

At least 38,919 Palestinians have been killed and 89,622 have been injured in the Israeli military offensive in Gaza since Oct. 7, the Gaza health ministry said in a statement on Saturday.