Accord with UAE right step, Sisi tells Netanyahu

Egyptian president warns Israeli PM against annexation

02 September, 17:12

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, SEPTEMBER 2 - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has spoken on the phone with Israeli Premier Benyamin Netanyahu, defining the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as ''a step'' able to ''create peace'' in the Middle East, while also stressing the importance of avoiding further annexations of Palestinian territories which cold hinder the possibility of an accord, according to a statement published by the Egyptian presidency on Facebook.

    The Egyptian president ''has stated Egypt's support for an initiative able to install peace in the region so as to preserve the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, create their independent State and guarantee Israeli security, considering the Emirati-Israeli accord under the auspices of the United States as a step in this direction'', according to the statement published on the Facebook page of Bassam Radi, the spokesman of the Sisi presidency. Sisi ''stressed the importance for the Israeli side not to take unilateral measures that could hinder the possibility of peace and in particular to abstain from annexing Palestinian territories to give a possibility of succeeding to efforts by various regional and international sides to unblock the current stalemate of the Palestinian dossier'', it added. Along with stressing the importance of ''pushing for a resumption of negotiations between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides'', the Egyptian president ''emphasized the importance'' of agreements ''on the Gaza Strip in light of continued efforts by Egypt to reduce tension between the two sides'', the statement also said.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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