Prime Minister Ariel Sharon this afternoon, telephoned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and thanked him for hosting the Sharm el-Sheikh summit yesterday; the Prime Minister Sharon also him to thank the Governor of Sinai [Province] for the tour through the streets of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Prime Minister Sharon repeated his invitation to Egyptian President Mubarak to visit Israel.  The Prime Minister said that the Sharm el-Sheikh summit symbolized a new beginning and added that together with Egyptian President Mubarak it will be possible to attain the goals that we all aspire to..  The Egyptian President thanked Prime Minister Sharon for accepting his invitation and attending the summit; he added that he was prepared to make all necessary efforts in order to advance the peace process.