First visit to Egypt by a Salvadoran leader in 23 years

3.jpgEl Salvador’s President Elias Antonio Saca was in Egypt Monday in the first visit by a Salvadoran leader since Cairo cut ties with San Salvador in 1984.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak held talks with Saca over a working breakfast in the presence of both first ladies, a presidential official told AFP.

“The talks focused on bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues of common interest,” the official added.

Saca’s visit to Egypt is the first by a Salvadoran leader since Cairo broke off relations with the central American country following its decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Arab states have severed ties with countries which have chosen to establish diplomatic representation in the disputed city of Jerusalem, whose final status is yet to be determined as part of an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement.

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