Egypt will not change its position towards Israel
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 14 / Trend A.Tagiyeva /
UK analyst of Arab origin Ghassan Atiyah believes no changes in Egypt's foreign policy towards Israel or the deterioration of relations are expected following the power change and the fall of Hosni Mobarak's regime.
"No deterioration is expected in the Israel- Egypt relations, at least for the moment," Atiyah told Trend over the telephone from London.
President Mobarak resigned on Feb.11 and transferred the power to the army. Mobarak was forced to leave the office as a result of mass actions. His resignation was preceded by the degradation of economic and social situation and collapse in the internal security of the country. It is believed that a social injustice, corruption and poverty caused popular unrests in.
The mass protests and subsequent riots in Egypt killed 365 people and injured more than 5,500.
Mobarak handed over the power to the Egyptian Armed Forces Supreme Council, which repealed the constitution and dissolved parliament.
Head of the transitional government of Egypt Isam Sharaf announced the updated composition of the Cabinet of Ministers. The Cabinet took the oath to Egyptian Armed Forces Supreme Council Head Hussein Tantawi on 1 March.
Egypt became the first Arab state, which in 1979 signed a peace treaty with Israel and brought an end to a 30-year war. Based on this agreement, the two countries established cooperation in the economic and political spheres. One of the conditions of the peace treaty signed in by Israel and Egypt in Washington is the Egyptian gas supply to Israel.
Atiyah said the Egyptian authorities are aware of the importance of the country's role in resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict and deterioration of the Cairo-Tel Aviv relations could adversely affect the question of Palestine.
"Cairo understands how dangerous is to change foreign policy towards Israel at the moment," he added.
Atiyah said, on the other hand, it is a policy that is pursued by the transitional government, and it is not the fact that after the election of the president, Cairo does not change its stance towards Israel.
"Given that one of the requirements of the Egyptian people was the revision of relations with Israel, then it is possible that following new Egyptian president's coming to power the country's policies will dramatically change," he added.