In a sign of warmer ties between Egypt and Israel, Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold traveled to Cairo for meetings on Sunday at the invitation of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
The invitation, and the visit, comes just a week after Egypt named Hazem Khairat as its first ambassador to Israel since 2012. Gold reportedly met with Egypt's deputy foreign minister, as well as other senior officials.
Israel's relations with Egypt have traditionally been run by the Prime Minister's Office and the Defense Ministry, something that was even more the case when Avigdor Liberman was foreign minister.
Gold's visit also comes a week after he met with his Turkish counterpart in Rome last week to try and explore the possibility of improving ties between the two countries following the election earlier this month that weakened Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan.