Vladimir Putin thanked Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for Egypt's comprehensive assistance in the evacuation of Russian citizens from the Gaza Strip.
The leaders continued their discussion of the highly aggravated situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict zone. Expressing profound concern over the unprecedented rise in casualties among the civilian population, including thousands of children and women, the leaders underscored the critical importance of promptly halting the bloodshed, releasing hostages and ensuring an unimpeded provision of humanitarian assistance to the civilian population of Gaza.
The parties noted the alignment of Russia’s and Egypt’s approaches to resolving the situation in the region by establishing an independent Palestinian State, coexisting in peace and security with Israel on a universally recognised international legal basis.
The leaders of Russia and Egypt will stay in contact.