Arafat Heads for Cairo for Talks with Mubarak

Published December 19th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat headed Tuesday to Cairo where he is due to hold talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as renewed peace efforts were due to get underway in the United States. 

a foreign ministry official said Monday. 

"The talks will focus on the latest developments in the Middle East and the efforts made to overcome the obstacles blocking the peace process," an Egyptian foreign ministry official said Monday. 

Arafat left Gaza after attending the funeral of a top Palestinian police officer who was killed the day before while trying to dismantle an unexploded Israeli shell. 

Israeli and Palestinian delegations were due to start separate consultations with US officials Tuesday on ways to revive the peace process that has been brought to its knees by 12 weeks of deadly unrest -- GAZA CITY (AFP) 



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