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Meeting Lapid, Egyptian FM urges resolution of ‘current stalemate’ between Israel, Palestinians

After arriving Brussels, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, as Egypt brokers talks between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group on a long-term truce.

During the meeting, Lapid raised the issue of the two Israeli citizens and the bodies of two soldiers being held in Gaza by Hamas, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

A spokesperson for Egypt’s foreign ministry tweets that Shoukry stressed “the need to resolve the current stalemate between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, leading to a just and comprehensive peace negotiations.”

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