Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi yesterday met with the head of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Ronald Lauder in Cairo where they discussed the Middle East peace process and other regional issues, according to a statement issued by the Egyptian president’s office.
The meeting was also attended by the Egypt’s intelligence chief Khaled Fawzy and WJC’s Advisor for Middle East Affairs, Thaer Mukbel.
During the meeting, Al-Sisi and Lauder discussed “developments in the Middle East peace process, pushing forward the efforts to revive negotiations and reaching a just and comprehensive resolution for the Palestinian cause,” according to the official statement.
Al-Sisi stressed his country’s keenness on the materialisation of Palestinian reconciliation, and that legitimate authority return to taking up its responsibilities in the Gaza Strip, the statement added.
Lauder expressed his appreciation of Egyptian efforts in the region and its role in confronting terrorism.
The World Jewish Congress was founded in 1936 in Geneva, Switzerland, and has been headed by US businessman Ronald Lauder since 2007.