DUBAI: The Egyptian foreign minister and the United Nations’ special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process discussed the latest updates in Palestine and Israel, monthly magazine Egypt Today reported on Wednesday.
Sameh Shoukry and Tor Wenneslad talked about ways to revive the peace talks between Israel and Palestine and the latest developments in East Jerusalem, the magazine quoted foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez.
Shoukry also mentioned the efforts of Egypt, Jordan, Germany, and France, to revive the peace negotiations, and Cairo’s concerns regarding the escalations in East Jerusalem.
He called for efforts to put an end to the violations of Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian identity.
Meanwhile, Wennesland praised Egypt’s efforts to resume the peace talks.
A few days earlier, Egypt and Jordan called for renewed international efforts to break the deadlock in peace efforts between Palestine and Israel.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi warned Israel to “stop all attacks and provocative measures” in order to end tensions and restore peace in the region.
The two ministers condemned the acts of violence carried out by extremist groups against Palestinians in the Old City of East Jerusalem.