Middle East news

Sisi in Amman to talk Palestinian-Israeli cause

CAIRO – 13 January 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi heads to Jordan on Sunday in a one-day visit, during which he will discuss with the Jordanian Monarch King Abdullah II the bilateral relations and the international and regional issues of mutual concerns, according to a statement from the Egyptian Presidency on Saturday.
The two leaders’ meeting could tackle the Palestinian-Israeli cause, the statement added.
Sisi’s visit comes three days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Egypt, during which they tackled the Palestinian cause.
In his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abass on January 10, President Sisi said that Egypt will continue its efforts with Palestinian parties to reach reconciliation, and will work towards overcoming all the difficulties that stand in the way of Palestinian reconciliation and unity.
On the sidelines of the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 25, President Sisi met with King Abdullah II; both leaders affirmed that their country support a Plaestinian statehood on borders of 1967.
On May 23, President Sisi received King Abdullah II in Cairo and they tackled bilateral relations, beside the Palestinian issues.