Egyptian FM says he’ll work with new Israeli government ‘to advance the peace process’

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry makes his first reference to the new government headed by Natali Bennett, saying, “The new government is the choice of the Israelis.”

Shoukry tells reporters, “Egypt will strive to work with it to advance the peace process with the Palestinians, and to bring about the establishment of an independent Palestinian state based on a two-state solution.”

Shukri calls on the Israeli government to make “courageous decisions” regarding a peace agreement, saying that “Egypt strives to bring an end to the conflict, which will lead to stability and peace in the region.”

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