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Sisi meets Israeli Prime Minister in Sharm el-Sheikh

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egyptian Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said.

The meeting is expected to discuss a number of bilateral issues in various fields, as well as ways and efforts to revive the peace process, and the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.

A statement issued by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office announced in August that Sisi invited Bennett for an official visit to Egypt in the coming weeks.

“Today, Bennett met for the first time with Egyptian Intelligence Minister Abbas Kamel in his office in Jerusalem and spoke with him about the political, security and economic dimensions of Israeli-Egyptian relations,” the director of the Prime Minister’s Office in Israel Ofir Gendelman wrote on Facebook.

Egypt was the first Arab country to make peace with Israel in 1979.

However, relations between the two countries can be characterized as a “cold peace”, largely due to Israel’s criticism by Egyptian media and the general public, but the situation has improved in recent years.

Egypt and Israel were both signatories last year at the East Mediterranean Gas Forum charter, and the two are currently coordinating cooperation in natural gas and future plans to liquefy Israeli gas in Egypt for re-export.

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