19 November 2012

Egypt: Morsi, Gaza Leaderships Discuss Efforts to Halt Israeli Aggression

Photo: IRIN
Palestinians wait outside the main gate of the Rafah border crossing as they attempt to get to Egypt (file photo).

President Mohamed Morsi received a telephone call on 18/11/2012 from Prime Minister of Gaza relieved government Ismail Hanyieh. The two sides discussed the efforts exerted by Egypt to halt Israeli aggression against Gaza.

President Morsi further received yesterday a Hamas delegation led by Khaled Meshaal, chief of Hamas politburo, and another delegation from al-Jihad al-Islami Movement led by Ramadan Shallah, Secretary-General of the movement to listen to the position of the two movements concerning events.

In this regard, Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr received a telephone call on Sunday 18/11/2012 from French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and British Foreign Secretary William Hague to discuss the latest developments in Gaza.

Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Amr Roshdi said Fabius, who is now in Tel Aviv, was posted by Amr on Egypt's vision on the need for stopping the Israeli aggression on Gaza.

The spokesman said Amr presented the same vision to Hague, adding Egypt is looking forward that a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council will come up with a clear stance on halting the Israeli assaults on the coastal enclave.

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