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Sisi, Abbas reiterate importance of holding French peace conference

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday reiterated the importance of accelerating the convention of the proposed French peace conference, the Anadolu Agency reported.

A statement issued by the PA embassy in Cairo said Abbas met Al-Sisi at Al-Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in Cairo to discuss the latest developments in the Palestinian issue and the region.

They stressed on the importance of holding the proposed peace conference to make it an "appropriate occasion" to end the Israeli occupation, protect Palestinians from Israeli violations and to achieve Palestinian unity.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by the Egyptian presidency said: "During the meeting, Al-Sisi reiterated the unchangeable Egyptian positon towards the Palestinian cause, supporting the Palestinians and their efforts to establish a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital."

In addition, the statement stated that both presidents agreed on ending practices which increase tensions in the occupied territories, stressing on the need to end Israeli settlements and afford the needed protection for Palestinians.

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