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Israel angry over exclusion from official meetings in Egypt

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Israel’s Ambassador in Cairo has complained to the Egyptian government about his exclusion from diplomatic briefings and press releases, Quds Press reported on Friday.

David Govrin sent his complaint in a letter to the Foreign Ministry in Cairo. “In spite of the strategic relations between the two countries,” he fumed, “representatives of embassies in Egypt are invited except the representative of Israel’s Embassy.”

Govrin expressed his particular disappointment that he was not invited to a meeting held by the Foreign Ministry concerning the war on terror. He said that nobody from his embassy was invited even though the Israeli air force had hit ISIS targets in the Sinai Peninsula.

A source at the ministry refused to comment about the issue, and pointed out that the Israeli complaint is being reviewed.

Relations between Egypt and Israel have improved recently following a meeting between President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the United States.

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