Netanyahu says will meet Egypt's Mubarak

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, back in Israel from talks in Washington, said on Sunday he would meet Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak this week.

Netanyahu says will meet Egypt's Mubarak

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, back in Israel from talks in Washington, said on Sunday he would meet Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak this week.

"On Tuesday, I will meet President Mubarak in Cairo. It will be our fifth meeting in the space of a year. I hope to work together with him to promote direct talks with the Palestinians," Netanyahu said in public remarks at a cabinet meeting.

Netanyahu met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House last Tuesday and both leaders said they hoped face-to-face Israeli-Palestinian negotiations would begin soon.

The Palestinians and Israel are currently negotiating indirectly through Obama's Middle East envoy, George Mitchell.

Palestinians have said they would wait and see what those measure entail before agreeing to direct talks.

They also said they wanted to see progress on the issues of the future borders of a Palestinian state and security before engaging in direct negotiations.

Reuters

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