Mubarak meets Israeli FM, says Egypt not to send troops to Gaza Strip
Israel's Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom on Thursday met in Cairo with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher and Intelligence Minister Omar Suleiman and discussed the so-called "disengagement plan."
Following the meeting, Mubarak said his country would not sent troops to the Gaza Strip in case Israel withdraws. "We told the Palestinians they should be responsible for the security situation (in the Gaza Strip) for themselves," the Egyptian leader told reporters.
"I promised (the Israeli) foreign minister we would tighten security along our border with the Gaza Strip, and we agreed on certain issues on this regard," he added.
Before the Israeli visit, sources said the Egyptians were expected to demand that all Israeli moves regarding evacuation from the Gaza Strip will be coordinated with them. (Albawaba.com)
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