US envoy, Egypt leader hold talks

CAIRO - US envoy George Mitchell held talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yesterday in his bid to push for a resumption of Arab-Israeli peace talks.

CAIRO - US envoy George Mitchell held talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yesterday in his bid to push for a resumption of Arab-Israeli peace talks.

After meetings with Mubarak, Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, Mitchell told reporters: "We reiterated the shared commitment of the United States and Egypt to comprehensive peace in the Middle East including an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution.

"The US is asking all parties to take responsibility for peace through concrete actions that will help create a positive context for the relaunch of negotiations."

He met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday and was expected to meet him again today to push for a West Bank settlement freeze. He will also meet with Jordan's King Abdullah. - Reuters

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