In a joint effort to address the ongoing conflict in the war-torn Gaza Strip, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation on Tuesday.
The leaders agreed to intensify international efforts towards an immediate ceasefire and discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian coastal enclave, according to a statement from the Egyptian Presidency.
The focus of their discussion included facilitating urgent access to humanitarian aid, implementing measures to protect civilians, and halting the bloodshed in Gaza.
Both leaders emphasized that these actions are essential to pave the way for the political track, aiming to resolve the conflict based on the two-state solution, as outlined in the statement.
President Sisi briefed President Putin on Egypt's ongoing efforts to restore calm in the region. Additionally, he highlighted the steps taken by Egypt to deliver relief aid and evacuate foreign nationals and wounded Palestinians from Gaza.
The conflict in Gaza was triggered by a massive attack from israel in response to a surprise operation led by the Gaza-ruling Hamas movement on October 7.
The exchange has resulted in significant casualties, with over 11,500 Palestinians killed in the coastal enclave, according to the Health Ministry.
The international community closely watches the situation as diplomatic efforts intensify to bring an end to the protracted conflict. (ILKHA)
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