President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has stressed Egypt’s “tireless efforts” to realize the Palestinian cause, which he described as one of the constants of his country’s foreign policy.
Sisi made the remarks in a meeting with Palestinian and Jordanian foreign ministers, Riyad al-Maliki and Ayman Safadi, in Cairo on Saturday.
Sisi discussed with the top diplomats the latest developments regarding the efforts aimed at revitalizing the so-called peace process and negotiations on the Palestinian cause, according to a statement released by the Egyptian Presidency.
He also emphasized the continuation of attempts towards restoring the Palestinians’ legitimate rights and establishing their independent state based on international legitimacy references.
Those attempts, he added, should also take into account the recent changes that took place on the regional and international arenas.
Additionally, the Egyptian president highlighted the importance of uniting Arab and international efforts to re-launch the negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
This comes in parallel with efforts to achieve national Palestinian reconciliation, in order to promote the path of achieving the desired peace, he said.
The Palestinian and Jordanian foreign ministers, for their part, expressed their appreciation for Egypt's relentless endeavors in support of the Palestinian cause as well as its historical role to reach a just and comprehensive solution to the issue.
Referring to the Egyptian efforts meant to improve the humanitarian, living and economic conditions in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, they hailed Cairo for trying to achieve political consensus among all Palestinian factions.
Also on Saturday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Palestinian and Jordanian counterparts.
They exchanged views on methods of reviving the Middle East peace process and resuming talks between the Palestinian and the Israelis.
The last round of the negotiations collapsed in 2014. Among the major sticking points were the Israeli regime’s continued settlement construction activities on occupied Palestinian territories.
The top diplomats further said that Israel should return to the negotiating table in order to reach a settlement based on the UN solution, including the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.