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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian President El-Sisi

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian President El-Sisi
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian President El-Sisi

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo. Secretary Blinken and President El-Sisi discussed the proposal for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza that would secure the release of all hostages. The Secretary thanked President El-Sisi for Egypt’s leadership in mediating the proposal. He underscored that the proposal would alleviate the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza and surge humanitarian assistance, and that Hamas should accept it without delay.

Secretary Blinken and President El-Sisi continued discussions on plans for post-conflict governance, security, and reconstruction in Gaza, which the ceasefire proposal would advance. They also discussed the importance of reopening the Rafah Border Crossing and the need to protect Palestinian civilians and humanitarian workers. The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ rejection of any forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-meeting-with-egyptian-president-el-sisi-7/