Friday 23 June 2017

Sisi, Abbas stress two-state vision key to peace process

Sisi, Abbas stress two-state vision key to peace process
(Xinhuanet 03/20/17)
Sisi, Abbas stress two-state vision key to peace process

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Monday the importance of a two-state solution to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, official Ahram newspaper reported.

Sisi's remarks came during his meeting with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who arrived Sunday in Cairo for talks with his Egyptian counterpart ahead of the Amman Arab Summit meeting later this month.

During the meeting, Abbas briefed the Egyptian president on the latest developments in Palestine in light of the ongoing Israeli settlement activities.

The two leaders agreed to push forward with the two-state vision as a way to make peace in the region.

The Palestinian president hailed Egypt's role supporting the Palestinian cause as well as its unwavering efforts to end the Palestinian domestic political divide.

Abbas started a regional and European tour with aims to lobby support for the Palestinian cause ahead of the upcoming Arab Summit and his visit to the While House in mid April.

Sisi will also meet the U.S. President Donald Trump on April 3 and it is expected that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the resumption of the stalled peace talks would be part of their discussions.

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