Egypt responds to Biden's claims on Sisi initial hesitancy to allow aid into Gaza

MENA

Published: 2024-02-09 17:22

Last Updated: 2024-02-25 17:48


Egypt responds to Biden's claims on Sisi initial hesitancy to allow aid into Gaza
Egypt responds to Biden's claims on Sisi initial hesitancy to allow aid into Gaza

The Egyptian presidency reacted to US President Joe Biden's recent comments on Gaza, who claimed that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi initially hesitated to open the Rafah crossing for aid delivery but was later persuaded to by Biden himself do so.

The Presidency stressed, in a statement released Friday, that Egypt has opened the Rafah Crossing from the start of the Gaza war, in order to allow humanitarian aid in without any conditions or restrictions. 

It added that the country was committed to facilitate the entry of aid into the Gaza Strip, despite Israeli Occupation shelling.

It also affirmed joint efforts with the United States to achieve calm in Gaza, enforce humanitarian truces, and facilitate aid delivery. Egypt emphasized its unwavering commitment to peace, security, and stability in the Middle East, along with its role in providing aid to Gaza.

The statement highlighted Egypt's immediate and unconditional opening of the Rafah crossing, despite obstacles posed by Israeli Occupation bombings. Egypt's relentless efforts to coordinate aid delivery and pressure relevant parties were underscored, emphasizing Egypt's leadership in humanitarian relief.

Furthermore, Egypt reaffirmed its determination to secure a ceasefire in Gaza, protect civilians, and continue leading humanitarian efforts. It emphasized the failure of attempts to displace Palestinians and advocated for a two-state solution for lasting peace.