European Council president says Egypt needs backing to handle fleeing Gazans

WASHINGTON — European Council President Charles Michel says he will visit Egypt on Saturday and call for support for a country that may have to take in tens of thousands of Palestinians fleeing war-torn Gaza.

“Egypt needs support, so let’s support Egypt,” says Michel, who is in Washington to attend a summit with US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday.

He adds that he will meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi during his weekend visit.

In addition, Michel will attend at Sissi’s invitation a “conference on the current developments in the Middle East, Palestine and the Peace Process,” says his spokesperson, Ecaterina Casinge.

Accompanying Michel to Egypt will be Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, Casinge says.

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