Egyptian, Russian Presidents discuss Gaza developments

"The phone conversation also focused on al-Sisi's expected visit to Russia on August 12," a source said.

Egyptian, Russian Presidents discuss Gaza developments

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday discussed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin the situation in the bombed Gaza Strip, an Egyptian presidential source said.

"The phone conversation also focused on al-Sisi's expected visit to Russia on August 12," the source told Anadolu Agency.

According to the source, the two leaders discussed an Egyptian initiative for ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and a host of regional issues, including developments in Iraq and Libya.

The Egyptian Presidency has yet to issue a statement. The Kremlin has already issued a statement.

Egypt is currently hosting indirect talks between Palestinian factions and Israel aimed at striking a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, which reeled under a month of Israeli attacks, which left 1886 people dead and more than 9800 others injured. Thousands of homes and facilities were also destroyed by the Israeli attacks.

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