Malaysian MPs to visit Egypt to reiterate support for Palestinian cause

PETALING JAYA: A delegation of Malaysian MPs will visit Egypt from Feb 21 to 24, says Wisma Putra.

The delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Mohamad Alamin, includes MPs Tuan Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh (Ledang), Tuan Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman (Sik), Datuk Andi Muhammad Suryady Bandy (Kalabakan) and Senator Datuk Wira Dr Mohd Hattta Md Ramli (Amanah).

"The special visit aims to reiterate Malaysia's staunch support for the Palestinian cause, with the delegation visiting the Rafah-Gaza border checkpoints," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday (Feb 22).

"The checkpoints are through which the emergency and humanitarian relief supplies from Malaysia are channeled to Gaza, an arrangement undertaken in close collaboration with the Egyptian government and Ops Ihsan."

It said other the delegation would also pay a courtesy call on Egypt's Deputy Foreign Minister Hamdi Loza and hold a meeting with Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) chief executive officer Dr Rami Al Nazer.

They will also visit a hospital managed by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS)

Discussions will also be held on the cooperation with Ops Ihsan in assisting Palestinians affected.

"There will also be a symbolic ceremony to hand over donations from Malaysia to the ERC and PRCS amounting to US$250,000 and US$500,000.

"A total of 100 tonnes of humanitarian assistance (worth RM5.6mil) was successfully flown to the El-Arish Airport in November and December last year.

"It was made possible following contributions by the Malaysian public, agencies and companies made to Amanah Kemanusiaan Rakyat Palestine account," addd the statement.

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