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Cairo in satisfied with US on word about Israeli link

Egyptian Foreign Minister Kamal Hassan Ali said Tuesday that Egypt was satisfied with American explanations of plans for closer political and military coordination with Israel.

Mr. Ali was the latest high Arab official briefed on the US-Israeli cooperation accord announced by President Reagan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir here recently.

Ali, whose country has close ties with the US and is the only Arab state formally at peace with Israel, said: "We know that the United States and Israel have this relation and all our concern was [over] the impact of this coordination on the peace process. But as we have listened to the explanation, we are satisfied."

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