Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on October 28 discussed the worsening security and humanitarian situation in West Asia. Both leaders expressed their concern over the increase in terrorism, violence, and civilian casualties in the region, largely owing to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
The leaders agreed on the need to quickly restore peace and stability and provide humanitarian assistance to those who have been affected by the conflict. They also exchanged views on the latest developments in the Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip.
“President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, in which views were exchanged between the two leaders on the latest developments in the Israeli military operations in the Gaza strip, and the danger of continuing the current escalation, whether due to its grave effects on the lives of civilians, or the threat it poses to security,” a Facebook post from the Egyptian Presidency spokesperson said.
On October 27, India abstained from voting on a UN General Assembly resolution that called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the conflict. India’s abstention was due to its concerns that the resolution did not specifically mention Hamas, and it stressed the need for the UN to send a clear message against terrorism.