CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Cairo on Monday to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a presidential statement said on Sunday. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (not pictured) and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Yiannis KourtoglouThe statement said Sisi wanted to discuss “ways to deal with the crisis in a manner that preserves the rights of the Palestinian people and their national sanctities and their legitimate right to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital”.
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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2017 00:45:11 IST