Egypt’s Sisi discusses latest Jerusalem developments with Palestinian President

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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed the latest developments regarding the city of Jerusalem with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “Abu Mazen” in Cairo Monday, the Egyptian presidency announced.

According to the statement, which was issued following the meeting, the two leaders held extensive talks about the US decision to recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the US embassy there.

During the meeting President Abbas stated that the US president’s decision was “surprising” considering the “flexibility” that the Palestinian Authority had shown in order to revive the peace process.

El-Sisi and Abbas have discussed all measures and decisions taken by the Palestinian Authority against the decision, the Egyptian presidency said.
The two presidents agreed to continue extensive coordination and consultation as well to use widespread international rejection for the US decision in order to preserve the Palestinian people’s right to have an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

 

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and head of Egyptian General intelligence service Khaled Fawzy also attended the meeting.

Source: Ahram

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