Egypt invites Israel for first state visit in a decade

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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