Mubarak and Netanyahu meeting postponed: Ministry

A scheduled meeting between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been postponed.

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2010, 19:12 PM IST

Cairo: A scheduled meeting between Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu has been postponed, the Egyptian information
ministry`s press centre said on Tuesday.

It said in an email to reporters that the meeting was
postponed indefinitely. A presidential source said the meeting
would be held on Sunday.

The source said a scheduled meeting between Mubarak and
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas for Thursday had also been
pushed to Sunday.

An Israeli government official, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said, "For logistic reasons the visit has been
postponed until Sunday."

He declined to say if it was a question of Egyptian or
Israeli logistics.

Mubarak, whose country has diplomatic ties with Israel,
has acted as a mediator between the Palestinians and Israelis.

Israel and the Palestinians are conducting US-brokered
indirect talks, with Abbas refusing to hold direct
negotiations until Israel freezes all settlement
construction in the Israeli occupied West Bank and annexed
east Jerusalem.

PTI