Russian President Vladimir Putin engaged in a telephonic discussion regarding the situation in Gaza on Saturday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as stated by the Kremlin. This dialogue transpired on the eve of an election, wherein President Sisi is poised to secure an additional six years in office.
As declared by the Kremlin, President Putin, who disclosed his intention to seek another term in March on Friday, provided President Sisi with a comprehensive update on his recent discussions with leaders from Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates earlier this week.
The Kremlin conveyed that President Putin expressed gratitude to President Sisi for his assistance in the evacuation of Russian citizens from Gaza and facilitating the entry of Russian humanitarian aid into the conflict zone. Additionally, Putin extended well-wishes to Sisi for success in the upcoming election.
President Putin has consistently attributed the Israel-Palestine conflict to the perceived shortcomings of years of U.S. diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. Simultaneously, he has sought to establish Russia as a significant player, fostering ties with key stakeholders in the region.