Egypt Bridges Borders: Phone Calls Boost Ties with Somalia, Greece, and Focus on Gaza Relief

President El-Sisi Speaks with the Prime Minister of Greece

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's recent phone calls with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis underscore Egypt's commitment to building bilateral and regional bridges.

Strengthening cooperation, promoting stability, and addressing the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip were key discussion points.

President El-Sisi and President Mohamud explored avenues for deeper collaboration across various sectors and reaffirmed Egypt's unwavering support for Somalia's security and stability. Regional developments also featured prominently, showcasing Egypt's active role in shaping a peaceful future for the region.

Meanwhile, with Prime Minister Mitsotakis expressing Greece's desire for closer ties following El-Sisi's re-election, the call reaffirmed the strategic nature of the Egypt-Greece relationship. Both leaders agreed on consulting each other on regional matters, particularly in the Mediterranean and Middle East, while also highlighting the potential of the Trilateral Cooperation Mechanism with Cyprus.

The Gaza Strip was another shared concern. President El-Sisi reiterated the urgency of international action to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians and end the humanitarian crisis. Both leaders pledged to continue consultations to foster regional stability.

Beyond these phone calls, President El-Sisi also hosted a bipartisan US Congressional delegation led by Senator Joni Ernst. Their candid discussion centered on regional issues, with a particular focus on the Gaza Strip. President El-Sisi emphasized the importance of a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, including the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. He also underscored the immediate need for a ceasefire, civilian protection, and humanitarian aid delivery.

Egypt's unwavering opposition to forced displacement as a solution to the Palestinian issue was firmly reiterated by President El-Sisi. The potential for the Gaza conflict to ignite the wider region was also a point of serious concern, with a strong warning issued regarding the detrimental consequences for regional and international peace and security.

These diplomatic engagements showcase Egypt's unwavering commitment to fostering bilateral ties with Somalia and Greece, while actively tackling regional challenges. President El-Sisi's continued focus on finding a just solution to the Palestinian issue, coupled with his insistence on immediate humanitarian assistance, reflects Egypt's dedication to playing a constructive role in promoting stability, security, and cooperation in the Middle East.

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