Tehran, 7 November 2023 (TDI): In a significant diplomatic exchange, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian engaged in a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, to discuss possible solutions to the ongoing Gaza conflict.
This conversation, held on Monday evening, centered on the latest developments in the region and the pressing need for international intervention to address the crisis.
During the conversation, Minister Amirabdollahian emphasized the pivotal roles of Iran and Egypt as two important Islamic nations.
He underscored the importance of continued bilateral dialogue to bring an end to the ongoing crisis in Palestine, which has seen savage strikes by the Israeli regime against civilians in Gaza and the West Bank.
Furthermore, Amirabdollahian highlighted the upcoming summit of Islamic countries in Riyadh as a crucial event and expressed Iran’s readiness to engage in consultations with Cairo.
He also conveyed Iran’s willingness to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza through the Iranian Red Crescent Society.
On the Egyptian side, Foreign Minister Shoukry outlined Egypt’s efforts to send international humanitarian aid to the people in Gaza.
He commended the positions taken by Arab and Islamic countries, as well as the Islamic Republic of Iran, in their collective efforts to address the crisis.
Shoukry stressed the necessity of both bilateral and multilateral discussions to facilitate a ceasefire in Gaza and ensure the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to the people living in the besieged enclave.
This approach aligns with the broader international community’s call for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the initiation of humanitarian assistance to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian popopulation.
The phone call between the Iranian and Egyptian foreign ministers highlights the joint commitment of these two significant regional players to finding a resolution to the ongoing conflict in Palestine.
Thus, the upcoming Islamic countries summit in Riyadh adds another layer of significance to their ongoing dialogue and cooperation.