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Israeli president, PM congratulate president-elect El-Sisi

Israeli President and PM congratulate Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt's next president, via a phonecall

Ahram Online, Friday 6 Jun 2014
 Shimon Peres
President Shimon Peres (Photo: Reuters)
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Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Egypt`s president-elect, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, via a phone call on Friday, according to El-Sisi`s official Facebook page.

According to the page, the two officials stressed that El-Sisi has achieved a landslide victory in what they call "free and fair" presidential elections.

They also stressed that their country is willing to work closely with Egypt in different fields.

Peres and Netanyahu have expressed their conviction that Egypt`s newly elected president will lead the country to prosperity and to its leading role in the world.

El-Sisi reportedly expressed his appreciation to the two officials for their communication and keenness to congratulate him.

He also reaffirmed Egypt`s commitment to all its international treaties, especially the peace treaty with Israel, and stated that the current time is opportune to solve the Palestinian crisis and promote peace in the Middle East.

Former military chief El-Sisi won last week’s election, gaining over 90 percent of votes cast.

Many representatives from countries around the world will be attending El-Sisi`s inauguration, scheduled to take place in Cairo on Sunday.

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