Egypt and UN Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid in Gaza


To address the escalating crisis in Gaza, Egypt, and the United Nations have called for an immediate ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the people of Palestine.  The discussions, led by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, emphasized the need for urgent action to alleviate the dire situation in Gaza. During their meeting on Sunday 24 March, President Al-Sisi and Secretary-General Guterres were joined by high-level officials, including Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini.  The discussions mainly focused on regional and international matters, with a primary focus on the situation in Gaza. On Friday, March 22, a UN resolution, that sought a ceasefire in Gaza, was vetoed by Russia and China in the UN Security Council. While 11 council members supported the resolution, Russia and China voted against it, utilizing their veto power as permanent members of the council. Moreover, during their meeting, the Egyptian President highlighted the various efforts to secure an immediate ceasefire, facilitate prisoner exchanges, and ensure the delivery of essential humanitarian assistance to the affected…

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