Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office said late Monday that Egypt's president has invited the Israeli leader to meet, despite tensions between the two countries at the beginning of Netanyahu's term.
The statement late Monday said Netanyahu and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak talked by phone, and Mubarak invited Netanyahu to the Egyptian Sinai resort of Sharm el-Sheik for talks. No date was set.
A statement from the official Egyptian news agency on the conversation did not mention an invitation. It said Netanyahu called Mubarak and pledged to work for peace "despite premeditated impressions."