Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi will visit the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sunday amid a political movement to consolidate the ceasefire in Gaza and make arrangements for the plan to reconstruction.
Ashkenazi’s visit to Egypt – during which he will meet his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry – is the first visit by an Israeli foreign minister to Cairo since 2008.
The visit coincides with a visit by Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel, which includes Ramallah, Gaza and Tel Aviv, and Israeli sources said he would hold talks on stabilizing the ceasefire .
Today, Saturday, an Egyptian security delegation arrived in the Gaza Strip via the “Beit Hanoun-Erez” crossing point in the northern Gaza Strip, on its fourth visit to the Strip, to organize Abbas Kamel’s visit scheduled for next Monday or Tuesday, depending on the latest arrangements.
For its part, Israeli radio said that discussions by all parties through the Egyptian mediator will focus on, in addition to fixing the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the reconstruction plan of Gaza, a prisoner exchange agreement between Hamas and Israel.
In Ramallah, Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh today discussed with Swedish Foreign Minister Anne Linde the need to fill the political vacuum through a serious political channel within a multi-international framework that ends the occupation and guarantees the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state on 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.
The Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) said the prime minister briefed the Swedish minister in a virtual meeting today, Saturday on efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip and provide financial support necessary, emphasizing the need for the process to continue. and thanks to a single address, the National Authority, and there is a national team to restore reconstruction is able
Support for the United States
Meanwhile, a statement from the US Department of Defense said Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed, in an appeal with his Israeli counterpart, Benny Gantz, the US administration’s support for building a ceasefire. -fire to establish permanent security, and the statement said Austin reiterated US support for Israel’s security.
On the other hand, Israeli Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi will visit the United States next month, where he will discuss with American officials what Israel describes as the common challenges of the threat. Iran, the Tehran nuclear project, Hezbollah, the repercussions of the war on Gaza and the threat of precision missiles.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visited the region last Wednesday and Thursday, which included Israel, the West Bank, Egypt and Jordan, during which he sought to establish a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions, and to mobilize the international community to advance relief efforts. efforts in Gaza.
Blinken insisted during the visit to avoid various actions that could intentionally or unintentionally lead to another wave of violence, indicating that during his visit to the region – directly from Israelis, and indirectly from Hamas – both sides wanted preserve the ceasefire.