Arab League delegation visits Israel
Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend / ( AP ) - The foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan began a historic visit to Israel on Wednesday to formally present an Arab peace plan, saying they hoped for a "positive" response from the Jewish state.
The ministers arrived as representatives of the Arab League, the first time the 22-member group has sent a delegation to Israel. The Arab League peace plan envisions full recognition of Israel in return for evacuation of lands captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
"We hope that upon our return, we would also convey to the Arab League the responses of Israel and I hope that the responses will be positive," Egypt's foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said at a news conference.