Israel to keep 'peaceful' relation with Egypt

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Benjamin Netanyahu
Jerusalem, Jan 30: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, Jan 30 that the country is "closely monitoring" the protests in its neighbouring state, Egypt. He added that Israel will work to maintain stability in the region.

During the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that he had discussed the situation with United States President Barack Obama and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. While commenting on the violent protest for the first time, PM said that Israel will continue a peaceful relationship with Egypt.

"I spoke yesterday with US President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the defense minister, the foreign minister and all intelligence officials. Our efforts center on maintaining the stability in our region. Our peace with Egypt has continued for more than three decades and it is our goal to ensure that these relations will continue with any possible development in Egypt," said Netanyahu.

Meanwhile, violent protest continued in different parts of Egypt. Different media reported that more than 100 people were killed in the protest. Despite of the appointment of new Vice President and Prime Minister, protesetors in Egypt are demanding for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

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