According to Israeli army source, a delegation of senior Egyptian army and security officers visited Israel this week and discussed ways to prevent arms smuggling from Egypt to Gaza.

Egyptian Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman heads the Egyptian delegation.

Israeli sources reported progress on the issue of effective Egyptian role to prevent arms smuggling across the borders with Gaza.

Israel agreed to allow Egyptian border police to patrol the border area against the terms set in the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.

Talks also touched on Egyptian involvement in training Palestinian police force. The Egyptian delegation informed their Israeli counterparts that the training plan was not completed yet, and that Egypt is weighting whether to conduct the trainings in the Gaza Strip or in Egypt.