Mubarak says Egypt keen on peace with Israel

10:48, April 25, 2010      

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Saturday in a televised speech that his country is keen on peace with Israel and is committed to it.

"We are keen on peace and are committed to it as long as Israel trades us keenness with keenness and commitment with commitment," Mubarak said, addressing the Egyptian people in the 28th anniversary of the liberation of Sinai.

April 25 marks the date of full withdrawal of Israeli troops from the peninsula following U.S.-brokered negotiations that ended with signing peace accords by the two sides.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian president said his country exerts strenuous efforts to make peace between the Palestinians and Israel and to end the Israeli occupation of Arab territories.

"We do utmost effort for comprehensive peace, one that establishes an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital and ends the occupation of Arab land in Syria and Lebanon," he added.

Mubarak's address is his 1st one after recovering from a cholecystectomy surgery he underwent in Germany on March 6.

Source: Xinhua


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