Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry is heading to Israel on Sunday in a visit that aims to boost stalling the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and discuss bilateral relations and regional issues.
Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said that Shoukry will hold extensive discussions with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The ministry said the visit is important and comes at a critical time “following President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for the importance of reaching an inclusive and just resolution for the Palestinian issue”.
Solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will make the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel “warmer”, Al-Sisi said in May, adding that Egypt is ready to mediate to end the conflict.
Shoukry will also focus on ways to activate international resolutions and previous agreements to build trust between the Israelis and the Palestinians, as a step to revive the peace talks.
Shoukry was in Ramallah last month to discuss the peace process with the Palestinian side.
He also participated in the ministerial meeting in Paris early June that aimed to bring the Israelis and the Palestinians together to negotiate, based on a French initiative.