Mursi makes first contact with Israel in Peres letter

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July 31, 2012 16:42

Doubts that Egypt would continue to honor the peace treaty with Israel has been dispelled by Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in a note that he sent to President Shimon Peres via the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv.

The note which appears initially to be an acknowledgement of the good wishes that Peres sent to Mursi on the occasion of Ramadfan, actually contains a more significant message.

In the note Mursi writes:

H.E. Mr. Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel:

It was with deep thanks that I received your congratulations on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

I take this opportunity to reiterate that I am looking forward to exerting our best efforts to getting the Middle East peace process back to its right track in order to achieve security and stability for peoples of the region including that Israeli people.

Mohamed Mursi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.


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