Mubarak, Arafat discuss occupied territories situation
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 10/31/2000
Egypt's President Mubarak yesterday held a session of talks with Palestinian Prewsident Yasser Arafat who paid a flight visit to Sharm E1-Sheikh yesterday.
Talks dealt with developments of volatile situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and sustained Israeli escalation against Palestinians.
The two leaders reviewed international efforts for halting Israeli aggression and following up the implementation of the resolutions taken by the latest Arab Summit held in Cairo.
Minister of Information Safwat A1-Sherif said the two leaders discussed the latest developments in the occupied territories and the implications of the latest acts of violence against Palestinians, siege on Palestinian cities and villages.
The two leaders also discussed implementation of the agreements reached at Sharm E1-Sheikh Summit and the latest Arab Summit resolutions.
Palestinian sources said the Palestinian National Authority will not hold any new negotiations with Israel except under international supervision.
Ahmed Korei, the speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council said any negotiations should be held through a committee, entrusted with the powers of arbitration and involving representatives from European Union, China and Russia.
A Palestinian official escorting Arafat in Sharm El-Sheikh said the Palestinian and Egyptian sides managed to overcome all problems at the bilateral level, adding that relations returned to normal.
He said the Palestinian National Authority had no knowledge about the anti-Egypt demonstration, indicating that Palestinian leadership condemned it.
The official said hundreds of Palestinians organized several marches which chanted slogans in support of Egypt.
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