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Egyptian Ambassador: Mubarak's Whereabouts Unknown

Updated at 11:57 a.m. on February 13.

Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S., Sameh Shoukry, said today that it remains unclear when emergency law will be lifted or when elections will take place. “There are conflicting opinions within the opposition and the government,” he said on ABC’s This Week. He said it could take up to a year before elections are held.

 

He also said that he did not know the location of Hosni Mubarak, who has stepped down from the Egyptian presidency. “I have no immediate knowledge of his whereabouts. I believe he is in Egypt,” Shoukry said.

Shoukry added on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS that Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel will continue.

“Egypt is a country of institutions, and has always made it a point to honor its legal commitments,” he said. “... The peace treaty has benefited Egypt, has benefited the region in terms of creating stability and peace and giving an opportunity for Egypt to concentrate on its development. It has been -- has been in the best interests of the Egyptian people.”

 

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