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Lapid to meet Egyptian counterpart in Cairo this week

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks to Conservative Friends of Israel in London, Britain, alongside UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, November 29, 2021. (Stuart Mitchell)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks to Conservative Friends of Israel in London, Britain, alongside UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, November 29, 2021. (Stuart Mitchell)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is slated to depart for a visit to Cairo this week.

The foreign minister is scheduled to meet with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, as well as with other Egyptian officials. Lapid is expected to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the tentative Egyptian-brokered truce with Gaza, as well as the issue of the Israelis and the remains of Israelis being held in the Strip.

In September, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met in Sharm el-Sheikh with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the first such summit between Israeli and Egyptian leaders in more than a decade.

According to Channel 12 news, which first reported on the trip, it is not yet clear if Lapid will be meeting with Sissi during his visit.

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