FM: Regional efforts ramped up to stop war on Gaza

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Saturday that regional efforts to stop the war and genocide in Gaza have become more serious.
The foreign minister, who is currently in Gambia’s capital Banjul to participate in the 15th annual meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), posted on his official X account about the specifics of his official visit.
On the sidelines of the two-day conference that started on Saturday, he engaged in discussions with his Saudi and Egyptian counterparts, Faisal Ben Farhan and Sameh Shoukry, respectively, addressing mutual relations and the latest developments concerning Israel’s devastating conflict in Gaza.
The foreign ministers of Iran and Egypt discuss possible ways to put an end to Israel’s crimes against the people of Palestine, particularly in the Gaza Strip.
They expressed hope that the OIC summit would consolidate solidarity and unity in the Muslim world to support the Palestinian people and solve regional problems.
The Iranian foreign minister hailed Egypt’s bids to stop Israel’s genocide in Gaza and called on Cairo to help Tehran dispatch humanitarian aid to the war-stricken people in the Strip.
Concomitantly with the war, the regime has been enforcing a near-total siege on the coastal territory, which has reduced the flow of foodstuffs, medicine, electricity, and water into the Palestinian territory into a trickle.
At least 34,654 Palestinians, mostly children and women, have been killed and 77,908 wounded in the war that Israel began on October 7, 2023, following a retaliatory operation by the Palestinian territory’s resistance
For his part, the Egyptian foreign minister warned against the consequences of the continuation of Israel’s war in Gaza, particularly the massacre of civilians, and expressed hope that the ongoing political bids would cease the war and restore Palestinians’
He once again condemned Israel’s airstrikes on Iran’s diplomatic premises in Syria last month and outlined Egypt’s stance on the need to prevent the escalation of tensions in the region.
Under the slogan “Enhancing Unity and Solidarity through Dialogue for Sustainable Development,” the OIC session opened in Banjul on Saturday.
The participants plan to discuss a variety of issues about the Muslim world, including the developments in Palestine, particularly Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip.
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