(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today (Friday), 9 September 2005, called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in order to congratulate him, on behalf of himself and the government, on his victory in the Egyptian elections. The Prime Minister thanked him for Egypt’s positive role in the process with the Palestinians, especially in the efforts that have been taken to reach arrangements on the Philadelphi corridor and the border crossings.

The two leaders agreed to be in close contact and together to invest maximum effort in advancing the diplomatic process in the region.