Bilateral Relations

President Sisi and Prime Minister Bennett met in Egypt

by Ahmed Asmar and Mahmoud Barakat, Anadolu Agency

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for talks on reviving the Middle East peace process.

The official website of the Egyptian Presidency published pictures of the meeting between al-Sisi and Bennett in Sharm el-Sheikh in northeastern Egypt.

The Presidency said the two leaders discussed a host of regional and international issues along with bilateral relations.

Monday’s meeting is the first between the two leaders since Bennett assumed power in Israel in June.

On Aug. 18, Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel met with Bennett in Tel Aviv where he conveyed an official invitation to him to visit Egypt.

Egypt is mediating a cease-fire deal between Israel and Palestinian resistant groups in Gaza following the last Israeli military offensive on the Palestinian territory in May.

Peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel have stalled since April 2014, due to Tel Aviv’s refusal to stop settlement building, release Palestinian detainees, and evading the two-state solution.

Anadolu Agency
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