Egypt, Russia to reach ceasefire in Gaza


Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau

NEW YORK, 16th Nov. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday have agreed to intensify international efforts for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza Strip.

According to a statement issued by the Egyptian President office, it stated that during a phone conversation on Tuesday, both leaders focused on the latest developments in Gaza Strip.

They agreed on exerting efforts to allow urgent access to humanitarian aid and taking the necessary measures to protect civilians and stop the bloodshed, the statement cited.

They stressed that this would pave the way for the political track, which aims to resolve the conflict based on the two-state solution, according to the statement.

Mr. Sisi reviewed Egypt’s efforts to restore calm and the steps it was taking to deliver relief aid and evacuate foreign nationals and wounded Palestinians from Gaza.

Israel launched a massive attack on Gaza in retaliation for the surprise attack by Palestinian Hamas Group on October 7, in which Hamas killed about 1,400 people in Israel and took more than 240 hostages, according to Israeli tallies.

The ongoing conflict, has killed over 11,500 Palestinians in the coastal enclave, said the Hamas-run Health Ministry.

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