Mubarak, German FM Discuss Middle East Peace

Published June 4th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met Sunday with German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer to discuss developments in the Middle East peace process and economic cooperation between the two countries. 

"We discussed the state of different arenas in the peace process, notably the Palestinian and Syrian arenas, along with regional and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation," Fischer told reporters. 

Fischer said the two also discussed the growth of investments and trade between Egypt and Germany and said those topics would be at the center of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's state visit to Cairo in October. 

Germany is the second largest exporter to Egypt and is the seventh largest importer of Egyptian goods. 

Fischer arrived for his two-day visit Saturday, when he discussed with Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Mussa the partnership between Egypt and Europe. 

After Egypt, Fischer will travel to Israel for talks with president Ezer Weizmann, Prime Minister Ehud Barak and foreign minister David Levy, and then to the Palestinian territories for a meeting with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat – CAIRO (AFP) 

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