Barak to Visit Cairo Tuesday or Wednesday
The visit to Egypt of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, which had been scheduled for Friday, will happen on "Tuesday or Wednesday," Egypt's ambassador to Israel said in comments quoted by the official daily Al Akhbar.
Mohamed Bassiuni said Barak will make the visit to Egypt "during the next few days, probably Tuesday or Wednesday," the paper said.
Barak's visit was put off to next week "because of internal problems in Israel," according to Al Akhbar, and for "technical reasons," according to the Israeli prime minister's office.
Barak was to have gone to Alexandria in northern Egypt Friday afternoon to inform Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of the results of the Israeli-Palestinian summit at Camp David, which ended Tuesday in failure.
In Cairo, a spokesman for the Egyptian presidency said Barak's visit had been put off to a date yet to be fixed.
The Israeli prime minister took part in a three-way summit with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and US President Bill Clinton at Camp David in the US from July 11th to 25th, which ended without an agreement because of deep differences, particularly over the question of Jerusalem.
Arafat made a stopover in Egypt on the way back from the United States Wednesday, during which he met Mubarak – CAIRO (AFP)
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