President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi affirmed in a meeting with World Jewish Congress Chief Ronald Lauder on Tuesday that the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict must be accomplished in a way that preserves the rights of the Palestinian people in accordance with international fundamental principles.
The meeting took place in Cairo where the president asserted, “if that goal is achieved, opportunities for development and stability will be created across the region,” a statement by Presidency’s Spokesperson Bassam Rady read. The president also added that such resolution would deter the extremist ideology that gives rise to violence and terrorism.
The president and the World Jewish Congress chief met in 2017 and 2018. In the former meeting, the president stipulated that achieving Palestinian reconciliation is an important step towards reviving negotiations between Palestine and Israel in order to reach a fair and inclusive solution to the Palestinian case.
In 2018, the president affirmed his keenness to support the efforts aiming at the resumption of the peace process between Israel and Palestine according to the international standards and 1967 borders, adding that it will help restore security and stability of the region.
Sisi and Lauder also reviewed in that meeting Egypt’s efforts to provide political solutions to the crises in the region, respecting the sovereignty of states without interference in their domestic affairs. The two sides also reviewed a number of regional issues with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process on top of the list, Rady said.