At Jordan-Egypt-PA summit in Aqaba, Sissi calls for ‘decisive stance’ to push for Gaza truce

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi speaks while meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, at Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo, Oct. 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi speaks while meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, at Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo, Oct. 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi says that providing more aid to Palestinians in Gaza requires a “decisive stance” from the international community to push for a ceasefire, according to an Egyptian presidency statement.

Sissi is meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Jordanian Red Sea city of Aqaba where the three leaders reject what they said are any efforts or proposals aimed at “liquidating the Palestinian cause.”

In a palace statement from Sissi and Abdullah, the two leaders stress that pressure should be increased to end Israel’s “aggression” against Gaza and protect civilians there.

They also say that they reject any Israeli plans to separate the fate of Gaza from the West Bank, adding that the two entities are the basis of a future Palestinian state.

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