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Israel's Netanyahu to meet Egypt's Sisi in New York: Israeli official

Tuesday 25 September 2018 01:53 PM

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, an Israeli official said yesterday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not provide further details. Egyptian officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Netanyahu travels to New York on Tuesday and will also meet with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Netanyahu and Sisi met in public for the first time in 2017. Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognize Israel under a U.S.-sponsored peace accord in 1979 and the two countries maintain close co-ordination on security.