UAE’s Mohammed bin Zayed welcomes Gaza ceasefire in call with Egypt’s Sisi

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The United Arab Emirates’ Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed the ceasefire in Gaza and expressed the UAE’s support for Egypt’s efforts aimed at achieving security and stability in the region, in a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday.

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Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported that Sheikh Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, praised the Egyptian efforts that led to the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

In the phone call, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi said more effort is needed from the Israeli and Palestinian leaders, stressing that the UAE is ready to work with all parties to maintain the ceasefire, reduce escalation and achieve peace, according to WAM.

“The UAE stressed that it has been gravely concerned by the escalating violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” according to a statement on WAM.

“The UAE welcomed the news of a ceasefire agreement and expressed hope that it is durable, lasting, and might contribute to the resumption of a credible wider peace process while restoring calm and building confidence between the parties at the same time,” the statement added.

The UAE also thanked Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, for his appeal for an immediate ceasefire and his call on all parties to initiate a political dialogue and to exercise maximum restraint.

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday called for “the full adherence to the ceasefire” in the 11-day conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

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