Russia and Egypt discuss Middle East peace
Dec 14,2007 00:00 by UPI
MOSCOW -- Egypt's foreign minister said on a visit to Moscow Friday that his country supported convening an international conference on the Middle East in Russia.

Ahmed Abul Gheit said Russia pushed for all sides involved to reach a resolution to the Middle East conflict, the official Kuwaiti news agency said Friday.

Abul Gheit also expressed concern over Israel's nuclear weapons program, called for the cessation of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories and demanded Israel release all Palestinian prisoners.

Representatives of Egypt and Russia met to sign a free trade agreement and establish an industrial area.

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