Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met on Wednesday with Mohamed El Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), over weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
During the meeting, ElBaradei informed Mubarak of the outcome of recent meetings held by the agency on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East and the IAEA's activities in this regard, MENA said, without elaborating.
"ElBaradei's visit was within the framework of a call to create a zone free from weapons of mass destruction in the region," an Egyptian official told reporters after the meeting.
Speaking to reporters upon his arrival on Tuesday, ElBaradei said that he was expected to discuss with Egyptian officials security issues, including Libyan and Iranian nuclear files as wellas the situation in Iraq.
He said that the discussions would also deal with issues concerning establishing a regional security system to coincide withthe Mideast peace process.
Egypt has long called on Israel to ratify the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and make the Middle East region a place free of weapons of mass destruction.