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Leaders of Egypt, Syria urge effort to thwart conflict spillover

Date: 06/07/2024     Time: 5:51 PM

Presidents Abdulfattah Al-Sisi of Egypt and Bashar Al-Assad of Syria Saturday underlined that it is essential to stave off Middle East conflict spillover and maintain regional security and stability. This came in a telephone conversation between both leaders, which tackled the ongoing regional situation and shared congratulations on the occasion of the Hijri New Year, the Egyptian Presidency said in a press release. They stressed utter opposition to all attempts by the Israeli occupation entity to liquidate the Palestinian cause or force Palestinians out of their territory, warning of the adverse fallout of the current regional conflict escalation. The Egyptian president restated that his country would keep struggling to reach a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and to bring humanitarian aid into the enclave in a sustainable and adequate way that would meet the needs of people there. Al-Sisi added that Egypt would also maintain its endeavors to put the two-state solution in place, including an independent Palestinian state.