Suleiman to discuss peace process, Gaza smuggling with Israeli officials

Suleiman to discuss peac

Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman will visit Israel on Sunday to discuss the Middle East peace process, according to an Al-Hayat report published on Friday. The UK-based pan-Arab newspaper quoted sources in Cairo as saying that Suleiman would meet with Israeli officials in order to outline efforts Egypt was making to prevent arms smuggling into Gaza. The report also quoted Suleiman as saying that the impasse in the peace process was weakening the moderates in the Middle East, something which could adversely affect the entire region. He reiterated that Israel must immediately stop all settlement construction.