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Bennett after meeting Sissi: ‘We laid the foundation for deep ties’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (L) and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi meet on September 13, 2021, in Sharm el-Sheikh. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (L) and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi meet on September 13, 2021, in Sharm el-Sheikh. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says he had “an important and very good meeting” with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in Sharm el-Sheikh, in which the two “laid the foundation for deep ties moving forward.”

According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, Bennett and Sissi “discussed a wide range of issues, including ways to deepen and strengthen cooperation between countries, with an emphasis on expanding the scope of mutual trade, as well as a wide range of regional and international issues.”

Prime Minister Bennett thanked Sissi for Egypt’s “important role in the region,” noting that after more than four decades, the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt “continues to serve as a cornerstone in Middle East security and stability,” the statement says.

Bennett also emphasized the “significant role” that Egypt plays in “maintaining security stability in the Gaza Strip, and in finding a solution to the issue of prisoners and missing persons,” captured by the Hamas terror group.

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