Obama, Mubarak discuss advancing peace

June 4, 2009 at 3:53 PM

CAIRO, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak discussed the Israeli-Palestinian matter and advancing peace in the Middle East Thursday in Cairo.

"We discussed so many issues -- the Middle East issues -- interests in the region," Mubarak said during a press availability after the meeting. "We discussed everything candidly and frankly, without any reservation."

Obama and Mubarak met before Obama delivered his address to the Muslim world at Cairo University.

Obama said the two world leaders also discussed "how we can move forward in a constructive way that brings about peace and prosperity for all people in the region."

Obama said he stressed to Mubarak "that America is committed to working in partnership with the countries in the region so that all people can meet their aspirations."

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