Cairo, 10 February 2024 (TDI): The Presidency of the Republic of Egypt expressed Egypt-US collaborative actions for Palestinians in Gaza, underscoring joint efforts for humanitarian aid and peacekeeping efforts.
After US President Joe Biden’s comments on February 8, 2024, the President of the Republic of Egypt indicated the unity of roles between Egypt-US regarding the Gaza Strip’s condition.
However, Egypt commits to maintaining joint efforts and collaboration for a ceasefire, humanitarian assistance, and agreements.
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— رئاسة جمهورية مصر العربية (@EGPresidency_AR) February 9, 2024
Additionally, both parties emphasized the urgent need for aid delivery to Gaza’s citizens and rejected forced displacement.
Following the current situation, they fully understood the importance of their mutual collaboration in establishing and maintaining stability, security, and peace in the Middle East region.
In this respect, Cairo properly executed this responsibility through the Rafah crossing in partnership with the international community.
According to a statement issued, following statements made by the Egypt-US Presidents, Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing from the Egyptian side without any constraints or limitations.
President Biden stated that he persuaded President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to reopen the crossing gate and enable aid into the country.
Commitment to alleviate human suffering
The President of Egypt further stated, “Regarding Egypt’s position and role in providing humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and assistance to the Palestinian brothers”.
The Presidency of the Republic absolutely confirms that, from the first moment, Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing from its side without any constraints or conditions.
Furthermore, Egypt proposed major humanitarian support and relief efforts towards Al Arish Airport, stating that the assistance came directly from Egypt and other states.
Ongoing conflicts and barriers
Reportedly, “Egypt has put a lot of pressure on all parties involved to ensure the flow of this aid into the region.”
However, Israel’s ongoing bombing of the Palestinian side of the crossing, which occurred four times, blocked and stopped the delivery process,” the statement disclosed.
The President of Egypt further stated that Egypt’s firm position will remain committed to putting in place a ceasefire in Gaza as soon as possible.
Moreover, he said, “His commitment aims to protect victims who are being subjected to the worst human suffering imaginable and to save them from the dangers of bombing, starvation, and sickness”.
In addition to the recent developments, US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed mutual goals at the White House, emphasizing their support for Ukraine and addressing measures to prevent Middle Eastern instability.
President Biden met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the White House today to continue their close coordination on shared priorities. The two leaders reaffirmed their resolute support for Ukraine and discussed efforts to prevent regional escalation in the Middle East. pic.twitter.com/AVncRwl0BB
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 10, 2024
At the end, Egypt asserted that all attempts to relocate Palestinians would fail, stating that the only option left is the two-state solution and the creation of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.