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(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon received a telephone call this afternoon (Monday), 31 May 2004, from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; the two discussed bilateral cooperation. 

Egyptian President Mubarak reiterated his support for the disengagement plan and stressed his willingness to assist in advancing it.  The two men agreed to establish a joint committee to deal with various bilateral issues and that Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom would go to Egypt on Thursday, 3 June 2004, to meet with President Mubarak, in order to move forward on this subject.