Presidents Mahmoud Abbas and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi holding talks in Cairo. (WAFA Images/Thayer Ghanayem)
Cairo (UNA-OIC) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi affirmed Egypt’s firm support for the Palestinian people and their just cause until they realize their legitimate rights and establish their independent state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
President Sisi made the remarks during a summit meeting with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas on Monday in Cairo, where they discussed various developments in the Palestinian arena and a number of issues of mutual interest.
On his part, President Abbas commended Egypt on its positions and role in supporting the Palestinian people’s rights to freedom and independence as well as on their ongoing quest for achieving a just and comprehensive peace.
President Abbas arrived in Cairo on Sunday coming from Jordan, where he held talks with King Abdullah II. Upon his arrival in Cairo, Abbas held talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul-Gheit.