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Egyptian ambassador in Israel summoned to FM

Arab-Israel Relations Materials 16 September 2011 17:21
Egyptian ambassador to Israel was summoned to the Foreign Ministry for clarification on the statement by the Prime Minister of Egypt Isam Sharaf regarding revision of the Camp David Accords, Al Jazeera television reported.
Egyptian ambassador in Israel summoned to FM

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 16 /Trend/

Egyptian ambassador to Israel was summoned to the Foreign Ministry for clarification on the statement by the Prime Minister of Egypt Isam Sharaf regarding revision of the Camp David Accords, Al Jazeera television reported.

The Prime Minister of the Transitional Government of Egypt Isam Sharaf did not exclude that the peace accords with Israel may be amended if necessary.

More than 30 years ago, Egypt became the first Arab country who signed a peace agreement with Israel, which turned Cairo from the main participant of the anti-Israeli coalition into the first partner of the Jewish state in the Arab region.

Later, Jordan also concluded peace and established diplomatic relations with Israel.

The peace with Israel enabled Egypt to regain control over the Sinai Peninsula. However, according to the Egyptian-Israeli peace accords, Egypt's military presence in Sinai is strictly limited. In the border area, Egypt has the right to keep armed only police.

Earlier, Arab media reported citing sources in the Egyptian security agencies that Egypt and Israel have agreed to increase the Egyptian military presence in Sinai. Later, however, Egypt denied the report.

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