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Egypt tells US Eastern Jerusalem is for Palestine

The US’ Tillerson pledged to Sisi that his government under Trump’s leadership, is to fairly solve the case.

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Egypt tells US Eastern Jerusalem is for Palestine

The US’ Tillerson pledged to Sisi that his government under Trump’s leadership, is to fairly solve the case.

13 February 2018 Tuesday 20:40
Egypt tells US  Eastern Jerusalem is for Palestine

The Egypt government has reiterated its stand on Israel-Palestine peace process saying its stance is to establish a Palestian state on the 1967 border with Eastern Jerusalem as its captail.

Presidential statement availed to media Tuesday revealed Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi affirming the United State’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who is visiting the country.

He said that his country’s stance towards the Israeli-Palestine peace process is to ‘establish a Palestinian state on the 1967 border, with Eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

The Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi said in the statement that president Sisi also called on the U.S. to revive the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.

For his part, the US’ Tillerson pledged to Sisi that his government under Trump’s leadership, is to fairly solve the case.

According to the spokesperson Radi , Tillerson added that the American administration will resume its efforts to achieve this goal, the statement added.

During his press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, Tillerson said “Jerusalem’s borders shall be determined in a later time after intensive talks and discussions between Palestinians and Israelis to put an end to the two-party conflict and resolve the Palestinian cause

The top US diplomat is conducting a tour of the Middle East that started in Cairo and will see him discuss the Syrian crisis and Middle East peace with allies in Turkey, Jordan, Kuwait and Lebanon.

Egypt clashed with its powerful ally, the United States when the latter’s president Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Updated: 14.02.2018 10:19
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