President Sisi, Italian PM discuss bilateral cooperation over phone

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed in a phone call he received from Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni ways to enhance joint cooperation in line with the historical relations binding the two countries.

The phone call also touched on the regional situation, especially in the Gaza Strip.

The two sides further welcomed the great momentum witnessed in relations across all fields and discussed how to further enhance them, said Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy.

President Sisi reviewed Egypt’s efforts to reach a ceasefire and give access to humanitarian aid, stressing the need for the international community to assume its responsibilities in this regard in a manner consistent with the relevant international legitimacy resolutions.

President Sisi warned again that the continuation of the war in Gaza will have major repercussions on the security of the region, stressing that seeking to restore stability and achieve justice is linked to finding a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

For her part, the Italian prime minister expressed appreciation for the Egyptian efforts to calm the situation and contacts with all parties to restore security to the region.

It was agreed to continue coordination and consultation with the aim of restoring regional stability.

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