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President Obama: Well, let me, on behalf of the American people
and my administration, welcome President Mubarak for his first
visit since I've taken office. I want to publicly thank him for
the extraordinary hospitality that he showed us when I
traveled to Egypt and delivered my speech at Cairo University.
It was an extraordinary visit, not only because of the great
welcome that I received from the President and the college
students who were in attendance, but also having an opportunity
to visit the pyramids was a once-in-a-lifetime experience
for me. The United States and Egypt have worked together
closely for many years, and for many of those years President
Mubarak has been a leader and a counselor and a friend to the
United States. We obviously have a lot of great challenges that
have to be dealt with and we are continuing to work together to
find those areas where we can find common ground and to work
in concert to bring peace and security to the region.
The Arab-Israeli situation is something that has been of
ongoing interest and we had an extensive conversation about how
we could help to jumpstart an effective process on all sides
to move away from a status quo that is not working for the
Israeli people, the Palestinian people, or, I think, the region
as a whole. We discussed our common concerns about the
potential proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region,
including the development of nuclear weapons by Iran,
and how we could work together on those fronts.
We discussed Iraq -- and I want to thank the government of Egypt
for being an Arab country that has moved forward to try to
strengthen Iraq as it emerges from a wartime footing and a
transition to a more stable democracy.
And we continued to talk about how we can work together on
economic development issues, education issues, health issues,
that can promote the interests of both the American people as
well as the Egyptian people.
Just to take one example, we have agreed to work together
with the Organization of Islamic States to eradicate polio,
something that we've been able to successfully deal with here
in the United States but still has impact on populations
throughout the Muslim communities around the world.
And so these are the kinds of partnerships that we want to
continue to build. There are some areas where we still have
disagreements, and where we do have disagreements we have a
frank and honest exchange.
So I just want to say once again that I am grateful to President
Mubarak for his visit, for his willingness to work with us on
these critical issues, and to help advance the interest of
peace and prosperity around the world.
Thank you very much. Welcome.
(Speaking Arabic)
President Mubarak: (as translated) First of all,
this is the third time that I meet with President Obama.
The first time was in Cairo, when he came to give his
address. It was a very strong address and it removed all
doubts about the United States and the Muslim world.
(Speaking Arabic)
The importance of the Cairo visit was very appreciated by
the Muslim and Islamic world because the Islamic world had
thought that the U. S. was against Islam, but his great,
fantastic address there has removed all those doubts.
(Speaking Arabic)
That was the first time.
Now, the second time where we met was in Italy during the G15
summit. We didn't have much time to go in depth into discussions,
but we did have some quick discussion.
(Speaking Arabic)
The third time I meet with President Obama is here today at
the White House. We have discussed an array of issues
from our bilateral relations to the issues of the Middle East,
the region, to the Palestinian issue, to the issue of Iran,
Somalia, and the Africa Horn. Also, several other issues --
even we discussed the issue of reform inside Egypt.
And I told to President Obama very frankly and very friendly
that I have entered into the elections based on a platform
that included reforms, and therefore we have started to
implement some of it and we still have two more
years to implement it.
(Speaking Arabic)
Our relations between us and the United States
are very good relations and strategic relations.
And despite some of the hoops that we had with previous
administrations, this did not change the nature of our
bilateral relations.
(Speaking Arabic)
We have perhaps focused greatly on the
Palestinian issue because it's the pivotal issue.
(Speaking Arabic)
And the Palestinian issue has impact on the world, on the
region, whether for the West or also for the United States.
(Speaking Arabic)
We have also discussed the issue of Iran and the issue
of nuclear Iran, and we talked about these issues very frankly.
(Speaking Arabic)
And in conclusion of my remarks, I would like to thank President
Obama for his welcome to me here at the White House and I also
salute him as I did -- and this is since five years -- I also
salute President Obama for all his efforts with regard to the
Palestinian issue. Since his first day at the White House he
started working on it.
(Speaking Arabic)
And I assured him that we will
cooperate with him and we will be very strong in these efforts,
whether with regard to the Palestinian issue or the
other regional issues. And I thank him again.
President Obama: Okay, we've got one question each.
The Press: Both Presidents, if I may.
Reports from Jerusalem today that the Israeli government has
not given permission for any new settlements to be built,
although ones that were in process are still in process --
and I'm wondering if you have talked about that issue and if
that's the sort of thing that goes at least partway to meeting
what you're asking the Israelis to do.
And also what's in the West Bank and in Jerusalem.
President Obama: There has been movement in the right direction
and I came in from the start saying that all parties
concerned had to take some concrete steps to restart
serious negotiations to resolve what has been a longstanding
conflict that is not good for the Israeli people and is not
good for its neighbors. And I think that the Israeli
government has taken discussions with us very seriously.
George Mitchell has been back and forth repeatedly;
he will be heading back out there next week.
And my hope is that we are going to see not just movement from
the Israelis, but also from the Palestinians around issues of
incitement and security, from Arab states that show their
willingness to engage Israel.
If all sides are willing to move off of the rut that we're in
currently, then I think there is a extraordinary opportunity to
make real progress. But we're not there yet.
I'm encouraged by some of the things I'm seeing on the ground.
We've been seeing reports in the West Bank in particular that
checkpoints have been removed in some situations.
The security forces of the Palestinian Authority have
greatly improved and have been able to deal with the security
situation on the West Bank in a way that has inspired not just
confidence among the Israeli people, but also among the
Palestinian people. There's been some increased economic activity
on the West Bank. All of this is creating a climate in which it's
possible for us to see some positive steps and hopefully
negotiate towards a final resolution of these longstanding
issues. But everybody is going to have to take steps;
everybody is going to have to take some risks. It's going to
require a lot of hard work, and the United States is committed
to being a partner in this process. And Egypt will be as
important as any other party in helping to move the process
forward because Egypt is uniquely positioned in
some ways having very strong relationships with Israel,
with the Palestinians, and with other Arab states, and President
Mubarak has as much experience in the region as anybody.
(Speaking Arabic)
President Mubarak: (as translated) I would like to add on what President Obama
has just said, and I say that we are trying and working on this
goal to bring the two parties to sit together and to get
something from the Israeli party and to get something from the
Palestinian party. If we perhaps can get them to sit together,
we will help. And also, I have contacts with the Israeli party.
I have received calls and contacts with the Prime Minister
of Israel, with the head of the state,
and also with the Minister of Defense.
We are speaking in a good manner and we are moving into the right
direction. But the two parties need to sit together,
and this then will give hope that there is a possibility of
finding a solution to the Palestinian issue,
because it has been ongoing since 60 years.
And with this issue ongoing, we lose a lot,
and also this will increase violence.
So we support the efforts of the United States to move towards
finding a solution.
(Speaking Arabic)
If this is the issue of Jerusalem that you
are asking about, I tell you this is a complicated issue.
Then -- back then, a time ago, when we -- at former President
Clinton's era, we almost neared finding an equation to find a
solution for this issue. But afterwards, eight years
afterwards, there was nothing and this issue moved very
slowly. However, if we can find some solution to this,
this would be helpful.
The Press: President Mubarak, you just mentioned about the 60
years conflict. You have been in that conflict as a warrior and
as a peacemaker together for a long time. What's different
this time? It has been ups and downs, disappointments and
achievements. What's different this time? And are we going into
another peace process, or are we going again heading for a final
status kind of negotiations that finish that business?
And for President Obama, if you care to comment -- President
Mubarak said we cannot afford failure this time.
What stands between us now and success?
(Speaking Arabic)
President Mubarak: (as translated) As I said before, this is a complicated
issue. I have worked a long time ago when I was in the army,
and afterwards during my access of presidency.
This issue has been ongoing 60 years. And we cannot afford
wasting more time, because violence will increase, and
violence has increased. The level of violence is now much
more than it was 10 years ago. Therefore, we need to find -- to
move to the final status solution and level.
And I have contacted the Israelis,
and they said perhaps you can talk about a temporary solution
or perhaps the final status. But I told them, no, forget about
the temporary solution and forget about temporary borders.
That's why I came today to talk to President Obama and to see
that if we move forward on this issue, it will give more hope
and more confidence to the people about this issue.
(Speaking Arabic)
The negotiations of the final status will not be easy and it
will be fraught of complications.
(Speaking Arabic)
This issue contains the issue of Jerusalem,
the issue of refugees, the issue of the borders.
But I believe that, in cooperation with the United
States and through our relations with Israel,
I believe that we can reach a solution, because the Arab
people want peace and want a better life, and the Israeli
people also want peace and stability in their lives.
President Obama: Well, I think President Mubarak said it well:
It's going to be difficult.
I do believe that what may have changed -- and this is what we
have to test -- is a growing realization on the part of the
Palestinians that Israel is not going anywhere and is a fact,
a reality that has to be dealt with;
and a recognition on the part of the Israelis that their
long-term security interests require finding an accommodation
with the Palestinians and ultimately with their Arab
neighbors. So the interests on both sides are towards peace.
Now, one of the things that you discover in studying history and
being a part of politics is just because something makes sense
doesn't mean it happens.
And we are going to have to work very hard.
And ultimately there is going to have to be some courageous
leadership not only from the Palestinians and the Israelis
but also from the other Arab states to support this effort.
And the United States is going to devote time and energy and
resources to try to make this happen.
And what I can say as different from the United States'
perspective is that even in the midst of the worst financial
crisis since the Great Depression,
we started dealing with this issue on day one.
We didn't wait until year six or year seven,
after I had been reelected before we started taking this
on. We started dealing with this issue immediately,
precisely because it's a difficult issue that requires a
lot of groundwork to be laid and sometimes proceeds in fits and
starts. But with the partnership of countries like Egypt,
we think we can make progress. Okay, thank you, everybody.
Go ahead, please.
(Speaking Arabic)
President Mubarak: (as translated)I believe that President Obama is talking
about support from the Arab states to this issue.
I would say here that if negotiations start,
this will lead to the Arab state to support the peace process and
to move it forward, because I can tell you that the Arab
people are fed up with the length that this issue has
taken, and the issue of the displaced people. So I believe
if the two parties sit down, this will lead to have Arab
state support moving the peace process forward.
President Obama: Thank you, everybody.
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