Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Neil Parish Neil Parish Conservative, Tiverton and Honiton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Egyptian Government on the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Throughout the period of transition, we have pressed the Egyptian authorities to respect the existing obligations already agreed by Egypt.

We want Egypt to continue to act as a force for regional peace and stability, including by maintaining a productive relationship with Israel. We were encouraged by the President-elect, Dr Mohammed Morsi’s, speech on 24 June in which he stated that Egypt would respect all international conventions and obligations already agreed by Egypt. We will follow closely the development of the new Egyptian Government’s foreign policy, including relations between Egypt and Israel.

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