Egypt FM meets Israel PM in rare visit

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JERUSALEM: Egypt’s foreign minister met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday on reviving peace efforts with the Palestinians, the first such visit in nearly a decade and the latest sign of warming ties. The trip came amid talk of renewing an Arab peace initiative and with Israel’s military having rectently saluted “unprecedented” intelligence cooperation with Egypt to combat the Islamic State group. Speaking to journalists alongside Netanyahu before their meeting, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said it was a “crucial and challenging juncture for the Middle East.” Resolving the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict would have a “far-reaching and dramatic and positive impact on the overall conditions of the Middle East region,” he said.

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