Israel's plans to build a wall along its border with Egypt is of no concern to the Egyptian government as long as it remains on Israeli territory, Egypt's foreign minister said on Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved plans on Sunday to erect the wall along part of the border and install advanced surveillance equipment.
"This issue does not concern us at all," Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Egypt's foreign minister said in a statement on Monday.
"Israel is building something on its own soil and there is no link between that security fence and our construction along the border with Gaza."
Hossam Zaki, the ministry's spokesman said Israel had informed Egypt of its plan for the new wall within the past month. Security sources in North Sinai said late on Sunday that Israel had not informed the Egyptian authorities.
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Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ocak 2010, 08:21