Israeli officials reportedly meet with Egyptian counterparts in Cairo

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(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to A delegation of senior Israeli officials visited Cairo on Tuesday for a series of meetings and discussions with Egyptian officials, the Turkish news agency Anatolia reported.

According to the report, which was based on information from senior Egyptian sources, the Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo via a direct flight on a private plane. The delegation was reportedly headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special envoy, Isaac Molho.

Nearly three years after Egypt had recalled its ambassador to Israel in November 2012, the Arab country in June named Hazem Khairat as its new envoy to the Jewish state. The move was seen as a sign of improving ties between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, which both view the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas—an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood—as a threat.

Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty in 1979.

Posted on August 12, 2015 .