Greece and Australia welcome Gaza ceasefire 

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Greece and Australia have officially welcomed the Gaza ceasefire and announced the release of hostages.

Ekathimerini reported that a four-day truce in Gaza, which was facilitated by a Qatar-mediated agreement allowed for the release of 50 captives.

Greece’s Foreign Minister, George Gerapetritis said “I would like to welcome today’s agreement on a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and the release of 50 hostages”, in a statement yesterday (22 November).

George Gerapetritis
George Gerapetritis shared that 50 hostages would be released. Photo: Daily Sabah.

Mr Gerapetritis shared that the Greek government had been pushing for a humanitarian pause and the formation of viable humanitarian corridors. 

“In this direction, we had taken all the necessary actions,” said.

Australia’s Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese also followed in the footsteps of the ceasefire in the Middle East.

The Canberra Times shared that Mr Albanese said Australia is “deeply concerned by the conflict in the Middle East”, during an online meeting hosted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Australia has consistently called for the release of hostages, for humanitarian access and for the protection of civilian lives,” he said.

“We have wanted to see the next steps towards a sustainable ceasefire which cannot be one-sided.”

The terrorist group, Hamas has announced a ceasefire will start today on Thursday at 10am (7pm AEDT).

“What we see today is progress towards each of these goals and we welcome it,” Mr Albanese said.

Source: Ekathimerini and The Canberra Times.

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