Ahead of Mubarak meeting, Peres says ties with Egypt strengthened

By AP, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 7, 2009 11:29

President Shimon Peres said on Tuesday morning that relations between Israel and Egypt had strengthened, and praised Egypt's attempts to fight terror and smuggling. Peres's statement came ahead of a meeting with President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo. The two leaders were expected to discuss efforts to free captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, held by Hamas terrorists, and a regional peace agreement.


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