US Vice President Mike Pence has said that Washington will support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if the two sides agreed.

He stated this during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo.

Later talking to reporters, Mike Pence said that he assured Sisi that the US is committed to preserving the status quo of holy sites in Jerusalem.

In a statement from the Egyptian presidency said Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told Mike Pence that a solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will only come through negotiations based on a two-state solution.

Mike Pence is on Middle East tour amid anger over Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital.