Gilad: There's no contact with Morsi, and there won't be

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 2, 2012 14:06

There is no official contact between the top tiers of the Egyptian and Israeli leadership, Defense Ministry Security and Diplomacy Bureau chief Amos Gilad said Friday, while emphasizing the vital importance of peace with Israel's southern neighbor.

"There is no talking going on between (Israel's) and Egypt's political echelons, and I don't think there will be," Gilad said at the IDC Herzliya's "Strategic Fridays" event, according to Army Radio.

"[Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi] will not speak with us," he added.

Despite the non-existent relations, however, Gilad stressed that Israel must preserve the peace treaty with Egypt "at any cost."


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