Sisi, Abbas discuss resumption of stalled Palestine-Israel peace talks
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi. Youm7 archive.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his Palestinian counterpart discussed international and regional efforts to resume stalled peace talks between Palestine and Israel Monday, said Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement.

The two leaders discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the steps that will be taken concerning the Palestinian cause in the United Nations Security Council during Egypt’s presidency of certain committees, Youssef said.

Both sides highlighted the importance of holding an international conference to tackle steps towards putting an end to the Israeli occupation.

President Sisi called for an end to the increasing settlements and for providing Palestinians with full rights. He also highlighted the necessity of establishing the Palestinian State on borders of 1967 with a capital of Eastern Jerusalem, Youssef continued.

President Abbas arrived in Cairo Sunday in a two-day visit during which he met with Egyptian foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi, according to a statement from the Palestinian embassy in Cairo Sunday.

The peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel were suspended after Abbas announced a unity government of Fatah and Hamas representatives in 2014 in light of reaching an inter-Palestinian reconciliation which was rejected by Israel.

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