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US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital threatens security and peace, says Sisi

US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital threatens security and peace, says Sisi
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Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has met Vladimir Putin in Cairo, Egypt on Dec. 11, 2017. Their talks ranged from latest developments of situation after US President decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to overall situation in Middle East.

Sisi warned that “Such a decision is threatening security and peace in the region.”
Sisi told to Putin about the importance of maintaining the legal status of Jerusalem within the international laws and the United Nations resolutions. Sisi also applauded Russia’s role in solving the Palestinian cause in the past decades.

Putin also added that Egypt and Russia were in favour of an immediate resumption of peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis to solve all contentious issues, including the status of Jerusalem.

The Russian President also said that, Russia supports previous UN Security Council resolutions, and added that all moves before the final results of peace negotiations are “meaningless.”

On Syria, Sisi said they agreed on supporting the UN-sponsored negotiations to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis. Putin said that he agreed with Sisi to enhance cooperation to boost a long-term solution in Syria, hailing Egypt’s support to Russia’s initiative for a national Syrian dialogue.

The two leaders agreed that there should be information exchange between the authorities in order to confront terrorism.

The Russian president Putin described his talks with his Egyptian counterpart as “constructive and rich.”