(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Egyptian Ambassador Yasser Reda believes that a unilateral move to
create a Palestinian state by 2011 will not create "enduring peace,"
Army Radio reported Thursday.
"Cairo supports Fayyad's plans to
establish a Palestinian state within the '67 borders," Reda said. With
that he underlined that it takes two to tango and that "it's not
possible to dance alone. Lasting peace will not be created
Reda estimated that the upcoming meeting
between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak in Cairo will be successful in renewing the
Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
"It is not possible that there
will not be advancement after this meeting. I am confident that there
will be considerable progress," Reda stressed.
"As long as there
is movement and there are meetings with the Israeli prime minister
during this important and sensitive time, we can have hope," Reda told
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reaction to Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit's remarks last
, in which he called Israel an enemy, Reda said: "When he said
'enemy' he intended as an enemy of Libya- it is obvious that Israel is
not Egypt's enemy. Proof, I am here. There is no way the Egyptian
Republic would have a presence in Israel if it considered her an enemy."