Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks in Cairo on "intensified efforts" for a ceasefire and the protection of civilians in the Gaza Strip.

The Amiri Diwan said that the Emir of Qatar and Sisi affirmed unwavering and continuous support for the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, especially their right to establish a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, on the basis of the two-state solution.

The Amiri Diwan added that the two sides affirmed their condemnation of all violations against the Palestinian people, their lands and holy sites, which undermine reaching a just solution to the Palestinian issue.

For his part, a statement by the Egyptian presidency said that the talks touched on the Israeli military escalation in the Gaza Strip, and the associated regional challenges, pushing the region in dangerous and uncalculated directions.

It also stressed the protection of civilians and rejection of any attempts to liquidate the Palestinian cause at the expense of the Palestinian people or the countries of the region, and rejection of attempts at forced displacement.

After the talks, the Emir of Qatar left Cairo for Saudi Arabia, and Sisi was in his farewell at Cairo airport, according to the same source.

Earlier on Friday, the Emir of Qatar arrived in Cairo, the day after a visit to the UAE, ahead of the Arab summit scheduled for Saturday in Riyadh.

On Thursday, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met in Abu Dhabi, and the two sides discussed bilateral relations and developments in the Gaza Strip, according to the UAE and Qatari news agencies.

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