Russia and Egypt issued a declaration on July 16 urging all parties — and especially Israel l- -to intensify efforts aimed at moving the Middle East peace process forward. The document also called for ongoing negotiations to be based upon the "land for peace" principle that has been rejected by Israel’s newly-elected prime minister. Russian Security Council secretary Aleksandr Lebed was among the Russian leaders who met with Egypt’s foreign minister during his Moscow visit. (Itar-Tass, July 16)
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