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Egypt welcomes US plan, calls for negotiations

Cairo appreciated what it described 'continued efforts of US to reach comprehensive, just peace for Palestinian cause'

Alı H. M. Abo Rezeg   | 29.01.2020
Egypt welcomes US plan, calls for negotiations

CAIRO

Egypt has welcomed the announcement of the U.S. President Donald Trump to the so-called peace deal.

In first reaction to the "Deal of the Century," the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called on Palestinians and Israelis "to carefully consider the proposed plan."

"We appreciate the continued efforts of the U.S. to reach comprehensive and just peace for Palestinian cause," Egypt's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump released his oft-delayed plan to end the Israel-Palestine dispute in the White House where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was present, while Palestinian authorities were not represented. During the news conference, Trump referred to Jerusalem as "Israel's undivided capital".

The so-called peace plan unilaterally annuls previous UN resolutions on the Palestinian issue and suggests giving Israel almost everything the Israelis have been demanding.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in various parts of Palestine and the Jordanian capital Amman, in reaction to the plan's formal rollout.

"Free Palestine" hashtag also quickly became the top world trend on Twitter.

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