Egypt's foreign minister talks up Mideast peace in rare visit to Israel

July 10, 2016 3:08 PM

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JERUSALEM Egypt's foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel on Sunday, offering Cairo's help to revive peace talks with the Palestinians, in a sign of strengthened ties between two countries sharing deep concern over regional unrest.

Sameh Shoukry's visit was the first made by an Egyptian foreign minister in nine years and he traveled to Jerusalem for two meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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