Barak to Meet Mubarak before US Summit

Published July 6th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is to meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak before flying to the US summit, reported the Jerusalem Post, quoting Israel radio.  

Sources in Jerusalem, quoted by the radio, said Egypt is concerned about losing its hegemony in the Arab world if a peace agreement is reached between Israel and the Palestinians.  

Meanwhile, the paper said that the director-general of the president's bureau, Arye Shumer, is due to leave Thursday for Cairo to discuss the fate of Azzam Azzam, an Israeli, who has been held in Egypt for the past two years on charges of spying, said the paper - 

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