Egypt, Netherlands call for ending Gaza conflict, implementing two-state solution-Xinhua

Egypt, Netherlands call for ending Gaza conflict, implementing two-state solution

Source: Xinhua

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2024-04-25 06:04:00

CAIRO, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held phone talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday, during which they stressed the necessity of ending the ongoing Gaza conflict and implementing the two-state solution.

Sisi and Rutte "agreed on the urgency of working towards reaching a ceasefire and ensuring the flow of adequate amounts of humanitarian aid to all areas of Gaza to protect it from a dire humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the strip," said the Egyptian presidency in a statement.

"They also emphasized the need to move towards the implementation of the two-state solution to contribute to restoring regional stability and establishing security and peace in the region," it added.

During the call, the Egyptian president warned against any Israeli military operations in the Palestinian city of Rafah, saying that the operations "will have catastrophic consequences on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and on regional peace and security."

Sisi also underscored the need for the international community to push for the implementation of relevant UN resolutions regarding the conflict.

Israel has launched massive operations in Gaza since Oct. 7 last year, killing so far 34,262 Palestinians and wounding 77,229 others, according to the Gaza-based Health Ministry on Wednesday.

The Israeli retaliatory escalation followed a surprise attack by Hamas on adjacent Israeli towns, during which about 1,200 people were killed and more than 200 were taken hostage.