European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said today that she is opposed to the displacement of Palestinians after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said today she is opposed to the displacement of Palestinians after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo amid the Gaza war.
“I discussed with President al-Sisi the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza, I thanked Egypt for its role in providing and facilitating the transfer of humanitarian aid to vulnerable Palestinians,” the Commission president said via her Twitter account (X).
“We agree on the principle of non-displacement of the Palestinians and on a political horizon based on the two-state solution,” Palestinian and Israeli, he added.
Then, the president of the Commission was taken by plane to Al-Arishin the Sinai Peninsula, according to the governor of the region that borders Israel and Gaza.
From there, he found himself at the Rafa border crossingwhere he welcomed new “Egyptian efforts” to mobilize humanitarian aid for the population of the Gaza Strip.
Al-Arish airport has been gathering for weeks the international aid that must be channeled into the Palestinian enclave through the Rafah crossing, the only border crossing that is not in the hands of Israel and through which aid to the Palestinian population trickles through.
Sin Al-Arish, Ursula von der Leyen said the European Union has “quadrupled humanitarian aid to Gaza, which now reaches 100 million euros and is added to the aid of 260 million euros offered by the member states of the Union”.
“We all agree that the amount of aid reaching Gaza needs to be increased and that is the idea behind the Cyprus proposal to establish a sea corridor,” he said.
The President of the Commission also stated that the European Union is working to strengthen the “strategic partnership” with Egypt.
In 2022, during her last visit, the European Union, Israel and Egypt signed a protocol agreement to supply Europe with natural gas.
Cairo has invested billions in recent years in the natural gas sector and seeks to become a major exporter.
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