Egypt president backs French proposal for Mideast talks

May 17, 2016 11:43 AM

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CAIRO – Egypt's president has declared his support for a French proposal to hold a Mideast peace conference later this year.

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday also called on Israel and the Palestinians to seize what he described as a "realistic" and "great" opportunity to reach a peaceful settlement to their decades-old conflict.

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