Egypt presidential candidate says he supports peace with Israel
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Egypt presidential candidate says he supports peace with Israel

Army Radio: Muslim Brotherhood's nominee tells US delegation that he stands by bilateral treaty

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Image capture of Khairat Shater from an interview on Egyptian television.
Image capture of Khairat Shater from an interview on Egyptian television.

The Muslim Brotherhood candidate for Egypt’s presidency, Khairat Shater, told a United States Republican Party delegation that he was committed to the peace agreement with Israel, Army Radio reported on Tuesday.

The delegation is visiting North Africa to represent the House Democracy Partnership, which seeks to help countries that are developing democratic parliaments.

The delegation also asked Shater his views on issues of human rights, rule of law, and women’s rights. Congressman David Dreier of California reported at a press conference in Cairo that it was “a wonderful meeting and we are satisfied with it.”

The Muslim Brotherhood announced at the end of March that Shater will be its candidate for the Egyptian presidential elections scheduled for the end of May.

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