Nmeeting today on the sidelines of the International Summit on Artificial Intelligence Security which ends today in Bletchley Park, north of London, the “two then discussed the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza and agreed on the importance of urgently increasing the provision of humanitarian aid which saves lives,” said a Sunak spokesperson.
The head of the British Government said that the United Kingdom has increased funding for aid to the United Nations and other organizations working in Gaza and for sending emergency material and equipment to Egypt.
“The Prime Minister and the Secretary-General agreed on the need to revitalize international efforts to achieve a lasting resolution to the conflict and progress work towards a two-state solution,” the spokesperson added.
The meeting took place on the second and final day of the summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which Guterres was one of the few world leaders to attend in person, along with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Italian Prime Minister , Georgia Meloni.
On October 7, the Islamist group Hamas launched a surprise attack against southern Israel with the launch of thousands of rockets and the incursion of armed militiamen, taking more than two hundred hostages.
In response, Israel declared war on Hamas, a movement that has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007, bombing several of the group’s infrastructures in the Gaza Strip and imposing a total siege on the territory, cutting off water, fuel and electricity supplies.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas, classified as a terrorist organization by the EU and the United States, has already caused thousands of deaths and injuries, including soldiers and civilians, in both territories.
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