Mubarak and Netanyahu meeting postponed: Ministry
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 19:12
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.


First Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 19:12

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