( dpa ) - Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak says he is willing to host inter-Palestinian talks between Hamas and Fatah as in the face of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, according to al-Esboa weekly.
"We are aware of the critical situation and its consequences and we have given advice. We said that Egypt is willing to host talks of both the Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas," Mubarak told the publication.
Mubarak added that Egypt was not a part of the inter-Palestinian clashes and would not engage in such conflicts - but it was always ready to "help cure the pain of the Palestinian brothers."
The interview will be published Saturday, carried by the Middle East News Agency on Friday.