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Netanyahu To Visit Egypt On Invitation From President Sisi: Report

12/10/2020

Visit said to focus on deepening security cooperation in face of Iranian threat

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to visit Egypt in the near future on an invitation from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Israel Hayom reported Wednesday.

The newspaper cited Egyptian sources as saying that an official visit could take place in the coming days.

The talks will reportedly be focused on a number of regional issues, including ways to bolster the bilateral security ties in the face of the Iranian threat.

They will also discuss ways to coordinate their policies in the face of the expected inauguration of the presumptive US President-elect Joe Biden.

Egypt is said to be concerned that a Bide-led administration could be less than friendly with Cairo and seek to return to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.

The two leaders will also discuss the possibility of renewing the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians as well as the Egyptian efforts to mediate an agreement between Israel and the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist group.

On Wednesday, a group of negotiators with the Egyptian intelligence service entered the coastal enclave.

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