Egypt's Mubarak in US to meet Obama talks

Mubarak is in the United States for a trip that is scheduled to include his first White House meeting with President Barack Obama.

Egypt's Mubarak in US to meet Obama talks

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in the United States on Saturday, the Egyptian embassy said, for a trip that is scheduled to include his first White House meeting with President Barack Obama.

Arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, the Egyptian leader is not expected to have any public engagements until Monday, when he will meet with several administration officials.

Tuesday, Mubarak will meet Obama at the White House. Egypt's official MENA news agency reported that their discussions would focus on "the Palestinian question, ways of relaunching the peace process and issues linked to regional security and the consequences of the nuclear issue on the Gulf and the Middle East."

Palestine ended talks, relaunched peace talks at a US-hosted conference in November 2007 after Israel killed 1434 Palestinians during the three-week assault into Gaza at the turn of the year.

Obama first met Egypt's president on June 4, ahead of the US president's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo.

Mubarak had been scheduled to meet Obama in Washington in May, but cancelled that visit following the death of his grandson, Mohammed Alaa.


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Last Mod: 17 Ağustos 2009, 08:32
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