Netanyahu calls to congratulate new Egyptian president on election victory

It’s good to see a president of Egypt worthy of a phone call from Netanyahu, and it’s even better to see Netanyahu make that phone call:

HAARETZ – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres called Egypt’s newly elected president, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, and congratulated him for his election victory.

In the first phone call between an Israeli prime minister and an Egyptian president since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Netanyahu told al-Sissi that he considers the countries’ relations and the peace process as strategically important.

“The prime minister wished the Egyptian people a future of stability, prosperity and peace,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Peres also called al-Sissi, saying Israel is committed to the peace treaty with Egypt and to developing the ties between the countries in all fields.

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