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Sisi, Netanyahu meet publicly for the first time

Sisi and Netanyahu meet in New York 18 September 2017 [thenewkhalij]
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu (L), President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (R) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in New York, US [The New Khalij]

In their first public meeting, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his residence in New York yesterday to discuss the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.

Sisi and Netanyahu meet in New York 18 September 2017 [thenewkhalij]

Sisi and Netanyahu meet in New York 18 September 2017 [thenewkhalij]

This came on the sidelines of their participation for the United Nations General Assembly.

The Egyptian presidency said in a statement: “Al-Sisi today received in New York, Netanyahu in the presence of Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, and Khaled Fawzi, head of the General Intelligence, and General Abbas Kamel, director of the office of the President.”

The statement said: “The meeting witnessed the discussion of ways to revive the peace process and the establishment of a Palestinian state, with the necessary guarantees to contribute to the success of the process of settlement between the two sides.”

During the meeting, Al-Sisi stressed “the importance that Egypt attaches to the efforts to resume negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides with a view to reaching a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue on a two-state basis in accordance with the relevant international references.”

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“Al-Sisi has paid tribute to the efforts of the administration of US President Donald Trump in this regard, pointing out the contribution of the final and just settlement of the Palestinian issue to the creation of a new reality in the Middle East, where all the peoples of the region enjoy stability, security and development,” the presidency said.

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