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Egypt calls for ceasefire

In Cairo on Sunday, Egypt urged both Ethiopia and Eritrea to establish a ceasefire. Foreign Minister Amr Musa called for the truce after talks between Presidents Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Isayas Afewerki of Eritrea.

Musa said that Egypt could arrange for a meeting between Isayas and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi if both sides agreed, adding that Meles would be visiting Cairo in the next few days. Mubarak has been trying, in recent weeks, to mediate an end to the year-old border war in line with a framework agreement proposed by the OAU.

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