Netanyahu Going to Egypt

Prime Minister is to meet President Mubarak. US diplomat Dennis Ross arriving in Israel.

Gil Ronen, | updated: 13:53

Netanyahu with Mubarak (file)
Netanyahu with Mubarak (file)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will go to Egypt Thursday to meet President Hosni Mubarak. "After we got through the matter of the budget last week, we are continuing to the diplomatic matter," Netanyahu told senior members of Likud Monday.

"This week, Dennis Ross will come here and I will head to Egypt," he said. "The aim is the same: to strengthen security, to advance the peace process." Dennis Ross is special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia (including Iran) to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
 
There are reports that the Prime Minister is to meet Mubarak at Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
 
The two leaders last met in September, on the sidelines of a three-way meeting between Netanyahu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmud Abbas at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. They have not met since the freeze on construction for Jews in Judea was lifted.


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