BERLIN, March 11 (Xinhuanet) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel onSaturday met with visiting Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak discussing issues concerning Iran's nuclear crisis and the Middle East issue.
Mubarak, who was on a visit to Berlin, met Friday his German counterpart
Horst Koehler and former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher.
He is planned to fly to Austria after meeting German Foreign Minister
Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday.
Mubarak's European trip came against the backdrop that the European Union
trio of Germany, France and Britain had successfully had their proposal of
reporting Iran to the UN Security Council approved in the International Atomic
Germany and other EU nations have urged the Islamic movement Hamas, who won
last month's Palestinian elections, to renounce violence and recognize Israel.
EU ministers, who met Friday in Salzburg, Austria, warned of massive aid
cuts to the Palestinian territories if a Hamas-led government does not seek
peace by peaceful means.
Mubarak has said funding should continue to the Hamas-led Palestinian
Authority in order not to punish the Palestinians.
The Egyptian leader arrived on Friday in Berlin after talks with Italian
leaders on issues including Iran's disputed nuclear program. Enditem