The leaders discussed “ways to resume the peace process and establish a Palestinian state,” the Egyptian presidency said.
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu publicly for the first time in New York to discuss Middle East peace after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would push for resuming stalled negotiations.Sisi and Netanyahu met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which has been at a standstill since 2014, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement Tuesday.Monday, Trump met Netanyahu, and repeated that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal was "possible," saying his administration would do its utmost to push it.Sisi has been previously involved in secret talks with the Israeli premier in the past.Palestinian leaders had been put off by Trump's administration after the president suggested he was not committed to a two-state deal.Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi welcomed Netanyahu's meeting with Sisi.
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