Friday, February 06, 2004

Mubarak to meet Bush

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may be visiting the White House in March.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly scheduled to visit Washington late March during which time, in the words of an Egyptian parliamentarian, the seemingly tense relationship will be “thoroughly reviewed within the framework of a comprehensive program for strategic cooperation” that is scheduled to be unveiled at the time.

Deputy Mamdouh Abdel Razek, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Egyptian Peoples Assembly, revealed the upcoming plans before a packed audience in a House of Representatives conference room on Monday.

“This type of continuing consultations on issues of strategy and basic policies,” he said, “would put US-Egyptian partnership at the level that befits what is often described as a special relationship.”

He said that this was the “best way to galvanize a relationship (and) save it (from) the ups and downs of surprises and misunderstandings, particularly now, in the wake of the war in Iraq and the difficulties facing the ‘road map’ for realizing peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.”

Eat your heart out, Iran!


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