Biden wishes Egypt's Mubarak speedy recovery



WASHINGTON- US Vice President Joe Biden called Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on Monday to wish him a speedy recovery from surgery in Germany, the White House said.
"The vice president called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today to extend his wishes for a quick recovery and to congratulate him on the birth of his first granddaughter, Farida Mubarak," the White House said in a statement.



US Vice President Joe Biden and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak
US Vice President Joe Biden and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak
Biden had been scheduled to visit Egypt for talks with Mubarak during a trip to the region earlier this month, but the visit was cancelled after the Egyptian leader was hospitalized.
He underwent surgery in Germany to remove his gall bladder and a growth on his small intestine before returning to Egypt on Saturday.
"The vice president told president Mubarak that he looks forward to rescheduling his visit to Egypt to a future date," the White House said Monday.
Mubarak, 81, has been in power for 29 years and his brief absence from the presidency -- during which time he handed power to Egypt's prime minister -- revived speculation about who will succeed the aging leader.
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Tuesday, March 30th 2010
AFP
           


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