Cairo gets the credentials of the 7th Israeli ambassador to Egypt
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 2/5/2002
President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt who on Monday received the credentials of the new Israeli ambassador, refused the criticism made by the Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon and called that the Palestinian Authority make all efforts to halt "violence" so as not to give Israel "the excuse" not to implement the agreements signed between the two sides.
Mubarak renewed his assertion that there is no "alternative" for the "elected " Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, stressing that he does not know whether the Palestinians will refuse or accept making elections as stated in that French ideas to maintain a settlement, proposed recently.
Upon laying the foundation stone for the Grand Egyptian Museum, Mubarak said replying to a question on the attempts made to remove Arafat: "my position is known and there is no need to repeat it." Mubarak, on the other hand, received the credentials of the Israeli ambassador to Cairo Jadoun Bin Ami, in the presence of the Egyptian foreign minister Ahmad Maher.
The new ambassador, who is Israel's 7th ambassador in Egypt, arrived in Cairo in the mid of October, 2001, in succession to former ambassador Zefi Mazil, whose term of office expired in Summer, 2001. before assuming this current post as Israel's ambassador to Egypt, Bin Ami occupied the post of Israel's ambassador to Sweden.
A spokeswoman for the Israeli embassy said that Bin Ami expressed to Mubarak about Israel's gratitude over the role played by Egypt in the peace process, while the Egyptian president asked the new ambassador to convey a message to the Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon that stresses the "right of the Israeli and Palestinian citizens to live in peace and the need to stop their sufferings." Egypt, in June 2001, approved appointing Bin Ami in succession to the former Israeli ambassador who left Cairo in Summer after he stayed for 4 and a half years in Egypt.
Worthy mentioning that Egypt had summoned its ambassador to Israel in November 21, 2000 as a protest for "over use of force against the Palestinians."
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