Mubarak, Netanyahu talk on phone to complete last discussions
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Monday received a phone call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a continuation of consultations between the two sides last month, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.
The brief report did not give more details, Xinhua reported.
On July 18, Mubarak held discussions with Netanyahu, as well as U.S. peace envoy George Mitchell and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas respectively, to discuss the peace process in the region.
On Sunday, Israeli President Shimon Peres visited Egypt and held talks with Mubarak. The two discussed efforts to relaunch the Middle East peace process and the chance to move to direct peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Mubarak demanded his Israeli counterpart to adopt trust- building procedures during direct negotiations with the Palestinians.
Mubarak underlined the necessity that the direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians should be serious and continued with specified time frame.