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Egyptian trade delegation visits Israel for first time in decade

Economic ties between Egypt and Israel seem to be on the right path amid growing cooperation in various fields.
Israeli and Egyptian flags are seen at the Nitzana border crossing along the southern Israeli border with Egypt near the Israeli village of Nitzanei Sinai, Aug. 20, 2013.

CAIRO — An Egyptian delegation of 12 businessmen and members of the Federation of Egyptian Industries arrived in Israel June 19 for the first time in 10 years. Israeli officials and observers believe that this visit reflects the growing economic relations between Egypt and Israel.

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Amira Oron, who accompanied the delegation during the visit to Israel, said in a tweet, “For the first time in a decade, a delegation of 12 prominent Egyptian businessmen in the fashion industry visits the country today. I am accompanying the delegation and welcome the visit, which will contribute to advancing the common interests of the two countries.”

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