16 November 2012

Egypt: Morsi Contacts World Leaders to Restore Calm in Gaza

President Mohamed Morsi contacted world leaders as part of Egypt's efforts to restore calm in the Gaza Strip, presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said.

The President had talks by phone with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar to discuss ways to support the Palestinian people.

A statement by the presidency has said that Egypt has began a series of intensive contacts at the regional and international levels to defuse the crisis, stop the Israel military escalations and stem the bloodshed.

Morsi phoned French President Francois Hollande, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South African President Jacob Zuma, the spokesman noted.

Egypt voices full rejection for Israeli aggression on Gaza

Egypt expressed Thursday 15/11/2012 full rejection for the Israeli aggression on the Gaza strip.

A statement by the Presidency said that Egypt is exerting relentless efforts to bring about an end to the Israeli offensive on the besieged enclave.

President Mohamed Morsi held a meeting with Prime Minister Hisham Qandil and a host of ministers to discuss the current Gaza crisis.

Israeli forces have been launching sea and air attacks against the Gaza enclave since yesterday, leaving dozens of civilians dead and wounded.

During the meeting, Morsi ordered to provide all the needed support for the Palestinian people. Morsi affirmed that Egypt will work hard to mobilize regional and international assistance to support Gaza's people.

Egypt has begun a series of intensive contacts at the regional and international levels to stop the Palestinian bloodshed and defuse the current crisis.

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