ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Here is the English-language text of the joint statement read Friday at the end of the summit conference between President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
The meeting between President Hosni Mubarak and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres in Alexandria on the 11th and 12th of September marks a new era in bilateral relations between Egypt and Israel as well as in the search for a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
The signing of the compromise of the Taba arbitration reaffirms the importance of dialogue and negotiation as a means for settling international disputes away from the spirit of confrontation and violence. It constitutes a promising model to be followed and built upon.
The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty reflects a shared commitment to proceed jointly and simultaneously to enforce the structure of peace between the two peoples and the achievement of a comprehensive peace in the region that will bring about a peaceful settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including the resolution of the Palestinian question in all its aspects.