Egypt Warms Up to Israel

(Mada Masr-Egypt) Mohamed Hamama - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Monday the visit by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Israel was the first from an Egyptian foreign minister in a decade, underscoring how the meetings with Shoukry represent a "change in Israeli-Egyptian relations." The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the talks spanned more than two hours and continued over a dinner Netanyahu hosted in his home. The location of the meetings was also significant. Egypt let go of a long-lasting protocol to refuse to conduct state visits in Jerusalem as Netanyahu hosted Shoukry there. It is also important to note that the Foreign Ministry led the recent visit, not the General Intelligence Services, which have been handling diplomacy with Israel for years.

2016-07-15 00:00:00

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