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Egypt’s Shoukry and UN’s Guterres Hold Talks in Cairo

(AWP) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres held talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo during his visit to Egypt, where he visited the Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Earlier, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Guterres and held a meeting that the Egyptian presidency said had focused on developments in the Gaza Strip.

The Egyptian presidency said in a statement that Sisi stressed during the meeting the necessity for the UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities regarding the war in Gaza and also the grave repercussions of some countries cutting off their financial support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in a manner considered as a “collective punishment against the innocent Palestinians.”

The statement added that Sisi also reviewed “intensive efforts to reach an immediate ceasefire, exchange prisoners, and ensure the delivery of sufficient humanitarian aid to relieve those affected in the Strip.”

Sisi and Guterres also co-stressed the “inevitability of the two-state solution as the only path to achieve justice, security and stability in the region, and the necessity of creating the appropriate conditions to activate it.”