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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Egypt summit targets roadmap for humanitarian crisis

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CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told a summit in Cairo on Saturday that he had invited leaders to come to an agreement for a roadmap to end the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and revive a path to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.


The roadmap's goals included the delivery of aid to Gaza and agreeing a ceasefire, followed by negotiations leading to a two-state solution, he said.


Jordan's King Abdullah said in his opening speech at the Cairo Peace Summit on Saturday that the forced or internal displacement of Palestinians would be a war crime.


The summit is being held as Israel prepares a ground assault on Gaza. More than 4,100 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's counteroffensive, according to Gaza's Health Ministry, amid a growing humanitarian crisis.


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said, "We won't leave, we will remain on our land" during his opening speech at the Cairo Peace Summit on Saturday.


Egypt is hosting an international conference on Saturday and the The list of attendees expected at the Cairo Peace Summit include: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Jordanian King Abdullah United, Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed; Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani; Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah; Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani; Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni; Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez; Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis; Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides; South African President Cyril Ramaphosa; German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock; French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna; Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa; British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs James Cleverly; Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide; Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov; China's envoy for Middle East issues Zhai Jun; United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres; European Council President Charles Michel European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.


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