The Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources, said that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may meet at the end of April.

On Saturday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met his Syrian regime counterpart Faisal Mekdad in Cairo, where they discussed "strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries."

According to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, Egypt and Syria are in advanced talks to restore diplomatic relations more than a decade after they collapsed.

The talks come amid Arab efforts to restore relations with the Syrian regime in rapid developments that are reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.

Informed sources said that Sisi and Assad may meet after the blessed month of Ramadan, at the end of April.

They noted that the date and venue of the potential summit have not yet been determined.

Neither Cairo nor Damascus immediately commented on the report.

The Syrian regime's news agency reported on Saturday that Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad "arrived in Cairo at the invitation of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to hold talks related to strengthening bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, and to discuss the latest developments in the region and the world."

This is the first ministerial-level visit by the Syrian regime's foreign minister to Egypt since the Arab League suspended Syria's membership in November 2011, following the regime's repression of popular protests demanding change.

It also comes about a month after a visit by the Egyptian Foreign Minister on February 27 to Syria and Turkey, in solidarity with them against the backdrop of the devastating earthquake that struck them on the sixth of the same month, for the first time since 2011, and amid official Arab talks of Syria's return to the Arab world and about a month before the Arab summit in Riyadh.