Egypt invites Israel for first state visit in a decade
August 18, 2021 ELSA ABRAHAM OTHER AFRICAN STORIES
The office of the Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says he has received an invitation from the Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi for an official visit in the next few weeks.
A statement from Mr Bennett’s office said the invitation was conveyed by the Egyptian intelligence minister during a meeting with the Israeli leader in Jerusalem.
Israel has publicly thanked Egypt for its role in helping mediate the ceasefire that ended the 11-day conflict with Hamas in Gaza in May.
The last official visit by an Israeli prime minister to Egypt took place more than a decade ago when Benjamin Netanyahu met Hosni Mubarak in Cairo.
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