In an attempt to include the group of 34 Brazilians in the next waves of civilians evacuated from the Gaza Strip, Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira called this Thursday (2) afternoon the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry.
In the conversation, according to reports made to CNNShoukry pledged to “make efforts” tomorrow to ensure that Brazilians are included on the next lists.
Itamaraty is expected that this telephone contact between the chancellors will not have practical effects this Friday (3). It is hoped, however, that the Brazilians can be released from Gaza to Egypt within a few days – perhaps over the weekend.
In the coming hours, Vieira also plans to meet with Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen.
Brazilian diplomats heard today at the ministry’s headquarters in Jerusalem that there was no Israeli interference in the preparation of the lists and no discrimination against the country’s citizens.
Earlier, in an interview with CNN, Ambassador Alessandro Candeas, head of Brazil’s representation in Ramallah (West Bank), said there was a lack of “clear criteria” on the lists of people authorized to leave Gaza through the Rafah crossing. “There are no transparent criteria. It seems relatively random to us,” Candeas said.
See also – 341 foreigners left Gaza this Thursday (2)