Egypt urges US to revive negotiations in Middle East

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a meeting in Cairo on Monday that the US should revive negotiations between Palestine and Israel.

Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said Sisi affirms Egypt’s clear and unwavering stance on reaching a fair and comprehensive solution that guarantees the right of Palestinian people and establishes an independent state with its capital in East Jerusalem in line with the June 1967 borders supported by international resolutions. Sisi and Tillerson discussed possible political solutions to the Lybian and Syrian conflicts.

Tillerson said Egypt’s role is important to the US and the US is keen on strengthening and developing this relationship. He stressed US commitment and support for Egypt’s war against terrorism and said the US remains committed to achieving lasting peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Tillerson will head soon to Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

Source: VOV5