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Israel & PNA call for Egypt stability

01-31-2011 08:18 BJT

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government is monitoring the situation in Egypt closely. The Palestinian National Authority also says, it hopes stability in the country is restored as soon as possible.

It is Netanyahu's first public statement on the political turmoil affecting Israel's neighbor.

Netanyahu says he has spoken about the issue with US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and with top Israeli decision-makers .

He says his country's three-decade-old peace agreement with Egypt must be preserved.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, said, "Our efforts are meant to continue and preserve the security and stability in our region. I remind you peace between Israel and Egypt has lasted for more than three decades, and our goal is to ensure this relationship will continue to exist. Of course, at this time, we have to show responsibility, restraint and careful consideration."

Israel signed a peace agreement with Mubarak's predecessor Anwar El Sadat in 1979.

Before that, the two countries had fought four wars in three decades.

Also on Sunday, the Palestinian National Authority said it was keeping a close eye on the developments in Egypt, and hopes stability will soon be restored.

Azzam Al-Ahmad, Senior Leader of Palestinian Fatah Movement, said, "We are following the situation and we hope that stability will be regained as soon as possible. We respect the choices of the Egyptian people. We respect the choices of the political factions in Egypt. We are sure that the consciousness of Egyptian intellectuals and politicians will be stronger than the attempt to bring about a revolution by creating chaos."

Meanwhile, Iranian senior officials also reacted to the latest developments in the Arab world, saying the protests are an uprising of freedom seekers.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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