Egyptian president and Israeli prime minister have talks in first formal meeting between two countries in over a decade | UK News

The leaders of Egypt and Israel met on Monday, in the first formal meeting between the two countries in Egypt in over a decade.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and President Abdel Fattah al Sisi held bilateral talks in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh. They discussed Israeli-Palestinian relations after the recent 11-day conflict.

Israeli censors blocked local media from reporting the meeting ahead of time on security grounds, but Egyptian officials briefed that the two men will talk about “ways and efforts to revive the peace process” as well as other regional matters.

Egypt was credited with mediating between the two sides and negotiating a ceasefire and Mr Sisi is reportedly trying to find a long-term agreement on the future of Gaza.

Pic: AP
The Israeli PM opposes a two-state solution but his coalition government has just presented a proposal for the development of the Gaza Strip in exchange for peace. Pic: AP

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