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Egyptian official extends invitation for PM Bennett to visit Egypt

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (right) meets with Abbas Kamel, the director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate, in Jerusalem on August 18, 2021. (Kobi Gideon / GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (right) meets with Abbas Kamel, the director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate, in Jerusalem on August 18, 2021. (Kobi Gideon / GPO)

Abbas Kamel, the director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate, extends an invitation of behalf of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to visit Israel within the next few weeks.

Kamel and Bennett met today in Jerusalem. The Egyptian official is slated to meet with Defense Minister Benny Gantz later this evening.

The Prime Minister’s Office says the pair discussed diplomatic, security and financial issues pertaining to the Israeli-Egyptian relationship, as well as Egyptian efforts to maintain calm in the Gaza Strip.

It was not immediately clear if Bennett will accept the invitation; he is also slated to travel to the United States later this month — as COVID cases continue to skyrocket.

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