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Kushner, Egypt's Sissi discuss Israel-Palestinian peace process

• By Agencies and TOI staff

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and his special envoy Jason Greenblatt met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi on Thursday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Sissi told the US diplomats, who are touring the region in a bid to revive long-stalled talks, that Egypt supports a "just and comprehensive settlement" to the conflict.

He argued in favor of a "two-state solution on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine," the presidency said in a statement.

Trump's administration sparked anger across the Arab world in December by recognizing Jerusalem as capital of the Jewish state, a move that was welcomed by Israelis across the political spectrum.