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Israel's Netanyahu plans official visit to Egypt

The reported visit follows a string of normalization deals with Arab countries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, mask-clad due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, attends the opening ceremony for Sha'ar Hagay national site, near Jerusalem on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Alex KOLOMIENSKY / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALEX KOLOMIENSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly planning an official trip to Egypt, an Israeli news outlet reported Monday on the heels of his under-the-radar trip to Saudi Arabia last week. 

According to the Maariv newspaper, Netanyahu will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the coming weeks as part of an effort to improve economic relations between the two countries. Officials are also reportedly planning a meeting between Israeli and Egyptian economic delegations. 

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