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Mubarak and Obama meet today

WASHINGTON (AP) - Egypt's president visits the White House today amid a push to resume Mideast peace talks.

After a meeting in Cairo earlier this summer, President Barack Obama is due to talk over several issues today with Hosni Mubarak.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley says the U.S. and Egypt are "trying to work hard to create conditions for Mideast peace negotiation to continue."

In an interview with PBS's Charlie Rose that aired last night, Mubarak highlighted Egypt's "laborious efforts" to unify the Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah. He acknowledged that unity has to occur before there can be peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Mubarak also says the Israeli government's recent acceptance of a two-state solution is a positive first step.


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