Israel prime minister and Egyptian president hold first public working meeting

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi met in New York for 90 minutes Monday night on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. This was their first public working session. They have met secretly before when necessary to discuss mutual security issues. The Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement that the conversation was “comprehensive” and covered “issues in the region.” The Egyptian president said he was willing to “assist in efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians – and the region.”

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