French President Nicolas Sarkozy sent President Shimon Peres a telegram on Sunday promising him that he was personally responsible for the relations between the two countries, stressing the importance of strengthening the cooperation between Israel and France.
"France has always been obligated to the security of the state of Israel, and is involved in achieving peace [in the Middle East]," Army Radio quoted the letter as saying.
"I am full of hope that the countries in the region will continue without delay in the steps to the direction of peace and dialogue," he added.
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