Spain Backs Egyptian Initiative for Gaza

Spain and Egypt agreed Sunday to maintain “an ongoing, permanent and real-time dialogue on the evolution” of the Middle East, especially the Gaza Strip, with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo offering his full backing to Cairo’s peace initiative for the conflict-ridden zone. Garcia-Margallo expressed his support for the measure at the meeting he held with Egyptian President Abdelfatah al Sisi at the Egyptian presidential palace. The Spanish official, who has been in Cairo since Saturday on an official visit, reviewed with Al Sisi the current situation in the region, and he told reporters accompanying him that Egypt’s role in finding a solution for the Gaza crisis is “key.” “Some regional problems are not absolutely foreign to Spain.

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