Peace talks between Palestine and Egypt

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After months of unrest in Palestinian, the peace process rose with the new talks between the leaders of Egypt and Israel. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met to initiate discussions that focused on Palestinian-Israeli relations.

They also talked about efforts to revive the peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis, they affirmed Egypt’s support for all efforts to achieve comprehensive peace in the Middle East. Topics such as diplomacy, security and the economy were discussed to create a foundation for a deep and meaningful connection.

The meeting also had effective implications on regional issues, including Iran’s influence in the Middle East and the crisis in Lebanon.

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These talks and meetings were became an important step in light of the growing security and economic relations between the two countries, and their mutual concern over the situation in Gaza. Nael Shama, who is an analyst in Cairo mentioned that they have plans to revive Egypt’s political talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Israel’s Transport Ministry asserted that Bennett’s visit coincided with a boost to transport links between Egypt and Israel. The Taba crossing between Israel and Sinai, an entry point for Israeli tourists, became fully operational from Monday as restrictions put in place during the coronavirus pandemic were lifted.

October onwards, Egyptair will begin operating several flights a week between Cairo and Tel Aviv. The last official visit by an Israeli prime minister to Egypt was when Benjamin Netanyahu met former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Sharm El-Sheikh in January 2011, just before the uprising that toppled Mubarak.

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