Shoukry meets with Blinken to discuss US ceasefire proposal for Gaza

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Shoukry meets with Blinken to discuss US ceasefire proposal for Gaza


The ministers also discussed various aspects of the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Minister Shoukry stressed the necessity of opening all land crossings between Israel and Gaza to allow the entry of aid and to provide safe conditions for international relief teams operating in the sector.

According to a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry engaged in discussions on Saturday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the recent ceasefire proposal in Gaza announced by President Biden and the ongoing mediation efforts involving Egypt, Qatar, and the United States.

During the phone call with Secretary Blinken, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated the importance of the ceasefire proposal in Gaza put forth by President Biden. He also highlighted the ongoing mediation efforts led by Egypt, Qatar, and the United States.

In a recent statement, Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s commitment to siding with all initiatives geared toward halting the Israeli conflict in Gaza. He emphasized the importance of securing an enduring ceasefire without delay, facilitating the exchange of prisoners and detainees, and guaranteeing unobstructed access to vital humanitarian aid for the Palestinian community.

Blinken’s call comes as Cairo is gearing up to host a new round of Egyptian-American-Israeli talks on Sunday to discuss the reopening of the Rafah border crossing according to a high-level Egyptian source told Al-Qahera News TV channel on Saturday.