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Macron, El-Sisi agree ‘absolutely necessary’ to end Israel-Gaza hostilities: Elysee

French President Emmanuel Macron watches Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi after their talks at the Elysee Palace on Monday in Paris. (AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron watches Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi after their talks at the Elysee Palace on Monday in Paris. (AP)
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18 May 2021 12:05:39 GMT9
18 May 2021 12:05:39 GMT9
  • French President and Egyptian President agreed in Paris that it was “absolutely necessary” to end the hostilities

PARIS: France and Egypt on Monday called for a rapid end to fighting in Israel and Gaza as the violence that has killed more than 200 people there entered its second week.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi agreed in Paris that it was “absolutely necessary” to end the hostilities, Macron’s office said, adding that he had renewed his support for Egypt’s mediation efforts in the conflict.

AFP

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