Bennett back in Israel after Sharm el-Sheikh meeting with Egyptian president, UAE crown prince

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett holds a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, on March 20, 2022. (Maya Alleruzzo/Pool/AFP)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett holds a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, on March 20, 2022. (Maya Alleruzzo/Pool/AFP)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett lands in Israel after his meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, his spokesperson says.

The premier was in Egypt for a first-ever trilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

The three discussed “international and regional issues,” according to the Egyptian president’s office.

Bennett arrived in the coastal resort town on Monday and first met with Sissi shortly after arriving.

Bin Zayed also landed in Sharm el-Sheikh Monday, days after hosting Syrian President Bashar Assad — a move harshly condemned by the Biden administration, which has thus far resisted joining efforts by a growing number of Mideast leaders to normalize the dictator.

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