Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting in Egypt with President Hosni Mubarak has been postponed for a second time and will take place on Sunday, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.
Netanyahu originally announced he would meet Mubarak in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss plan to restart direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestine whose president Mahmoud Abbas rejected any direct talks unless a progress in proximity talks.
The session was subsequently reset for Wednesday, and its location moved to Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, due to what Israel said were changes in Mubarak's schedule.
The official cited "logistical reasons" for the further delay, to July 18, without elaborating.
Egypt was the first of two Arab states to sign peace treaties with the Jewish state, and Mubarak has been active in helping to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians.
ReutersGüncelleme Tarihi: 13 Temmuz 2010, 17:34