Mubarak: Truce between Israel and Palestinians is top priority

March 2, 2009 10:29

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Monday morning opened the international donors' conference on reconstructing the war-torn Gaza Strip. In his opening speech, the Egyptian president said that the "priority is to reach a truce between Israel and Palestinians." Mubarak addressed the gathering that includes the presidents of France and the Palestinian Authority, along with 45 foreign ministers. Among the high-profile visitors is Hillary Rodham Clinton, who arrived Sunday in this Red Sea resort for her first trip to the Middle East as US secretary of state.

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