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Al-Sisi thanks Israeli leaders for their 'warm wishes'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres spoke Friday with Egyptian coup leader Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi to congratulate him on winning the elections and emphasize the importance of Egyptian-Israeli relations.

The two phone calls came two days before the inauguration of Al-Sisi as president after elections that were marred by staggeringly low voter turnout due to the nationwide boycott of a process deemed farcical by many in Egypt and internationally.

According to a statement by the Israeli PM’s office, he spoke with Al-Sisi on the “strategic importance of bilateral relations between Egypt and Israel and about honoring the peace treaty.”

Israeli president’s office said in a statement that Al-Sisi thanked Peres “for his warm wishes.”


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