Monday 24 September 2018 | 11:23 AM Damascus Local Time
  • Egypt's Sisi, Israel's Netanyahu To Meet On Sidelines Of UN Meeting

    Contributed By: Talal Kharrat - Edited By : Talal Kharrat


    Agencies (Qasioun) – Israeli Channel 10 quoted from Egyptian newspaper Akhbar Al-Yaum that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.


    Al-Sisi said that the two-state solution should be part of any American peace plan and that the plan should include principles from previous negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.


    Al-Sisi is also expected to raise the matter during his meeting with US President Donald Trump, even though it was reported that he doesn't expect any significant breakthrough in the negotiations.


    Netanyahu and al-Sisi supposedly met in a secret meeting in Cairo in May.  As reported by Channel 10, according to senior American officials, Netanyahu and al-Sisi discussed ways to end the violence in Gaza by promoting a political settlement that would include the return of the Palestinian Authority to the Gaza Strip, a cease-fire, significant easing of Israeli and Egyptian blockage of Gaza and steps to rehabilitate Gaza's infrastructure.


    In the evening, King Abdullah met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York to discuss strategic partnership between the United States and Jordan, as well as regional and international issues, such as attempts to negotiate between Israel and the Palestinians.


    Source: Jerusalem Post

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