Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly preparing an official visit to Egypt, according to Maariv. Last week, Netanyahu went on an unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia and met Mohamed Bin Salman. Netanyahu will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the coming weeks, according to sources, as part of efforts to strengthen the political and economic relations between the two countries. Meetings are arranged for delegations from both nations.
According to reports, the Israeli prime minister does not want the presence of new Israeli agreements with the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan to have a negative effect on ties between Israel and Egypt. Netanyahu would aim to convince the Egyptian leadership that Egypt’s relations will not be compromised by Tel Aviv’s new relationship with the Arab world. To begin a new normalisation, he wants to speak to Sisi about improving ties between the two countries.
The key aim of the visit of Netanyahu to Egypt is to examine the Egyptian-Jordanian-Palestinian relations with a view to advancing the peace process and the overall US policy stance. He is also working with his Egyptian counterpart to work to create a new basis for Palestinian ties to be strengthened.
Having agreed on the basis of the agreement, Sisi will mediate with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the leaders of Isreal. Netanyahu also seeks to establish solidarity in the Middle East in order to enhance US cooperation, to mediate the position of the United States in the region and to strengthen regional allies.
Israel is negotiating deals with Arab countries to normalise relations. The agreement, brokered by Trump, has strengthened the political ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, and now appears to be pursuing a diplomatic rapprochement with Cairo. Involved in a historic battle, Egypt and Israel seem to be moving closer to a period of improving relations between the Arab world and Israel.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, meanwhile has been hesitant to reveal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled official visit to Egypt, fearing public uproar and reaction. Diplomatic sources told news agencies that Cairo had purposely stopped confirming or denying rumours of a proposed visit by Netanyahu to Egypt. Other Israeli media narrowly published the news of Netanyahu’s visit.
“there are disagreements over this issue between Sisi and Netanyahu and their agencies over the possibility of formally announcing the existence of the visit.”there are disagreements between Sisi and Netanyahu and their agencies on the possibility of officially announcing the existence of the visit on this subject.
Netanyahu is seeking to present this to a regional government such as Egypt, following Donald Trump’s suggestion that Israel and Saudi Arabia sign a normalisation agreement after the US election. Egypt was the first country to do so in 1979, followed by Jordan, which signed a peace agreement in 1994.