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Obama, Mubarak discuss way forward for peace

world Updated: Jun 04, 2009 15:29 IST
AFP
US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama, in Egypt on Thursday to deliver a speech to the world's Muslims, held talks with his host President Hosni Mubarak on how to advance stalled Middle East peace talks.

"We discussed how to move forward in the peace process," Obama told reporters at one of Mubarak's presidential palaces in Cairo after the meeting.

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

The US president said he wished to convey to Mubarak and the people of the region "greetings from America."

Obama is on the second leg of a Middle East trip seeking to seeking to heal a wide rift between America and Islam and advance peace efforts.

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