Jerusalem, December 23, 2003

Egyptian President Mubarak telephones PM Sharon
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak this evening (Tuesday), December 23, 2003, telephoned Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to thank him for the reception and the successful meetings that were held yesterday (Monday), December 22, 2003, during the visit of Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher. The two leaders discussed various ways to advance the diplomatic process in the region.

Egyptian President Mubarak stressed his desire to enhance both his relations with Prime Minister Sharon and bilateral relations between Egypt and Israel, and added that he is ready to do whatever he can to advance the peace process in the region.