Egypt’s FM to Meet Israeli Counterpart on Sunday

CAIRO (Reuters) -
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo)

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is due to meet his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi on Sunday for talks, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Egypt is working with the United States and other regional partners towards reinforcing a ceasefire it brokered between Israeli and Palestinian militants, facilitated in part due to its longstanding relations with both sides.

The ministry’s statement had no further details.

Separately, Walla News reported that the head of the Egyptian general intelligence, Abbas Kamel, was due to travel to Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Sunday to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas officials.

Neither Israeli nor Palestinian officials immediately responded to requests for comment.