Arabi fully prepared to allow aid into Gaza

[ 18/04/2011 – 01:54 PM ]

CAIRO, (PIC)– Egyptian FM Nabil al-Arabi has confirmed during a visit by the Egyptian-international coalition to end the Gaza siege that Egypt is fully prepared to help bring humanitarian aid and construction supplies into the Gaza Strip, said Manha Bakhoum spokeswoman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

The FM had made an apparent political agreement to get the goods in through the Rafah border crossing after the issue is brought to the President of the Egyptian government in order to take necessary and appropriate measures.

Separately, Egyptian diplomats have denied reports that arrangements were being made to ensure a visit by Foreign Minister Arabi to the Gaza Strip soon.

They said there are no arrangements for such a visit at the present time.

The statements came after rumors spread in both Palestinian and Egyptian media that Arabi was geared to go to Gaza to support Palestinian reconciliation efforts undertaken by Cairo and to give Gaza support against potential Israeli aggression.

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