Tuesday 24 September 2019

Give Donald Trump chance to resolve Middle East conflict, says Egypt

Donald Trump (AP)
Donald Trump (AP)

Egypt says its president has received a call from President-elect Donald Trump in which they agreed to give the incoming US administration a chance to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The call came hours after Egypt indefinitely postponed a UN vote on a Security Council resolution criticising Israeli settlements in the West Bank after pressure from Israel and Mr Trump, who had called on members to veto it.

A statement from the Egyptian presidency said the two men spoke by phone early on Friday and agreed on "the importance of giving a chance for the new American administration to deal in a comprehensive way with the different aspects of the Palestinian issue with the aim of achieving a comprehensive and a final resolution".

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