Arab News: El-Baz statements on the Pope's visit to Cairo
   Egypt, Politics, 2/26/2000
 
   The political advisor to the Egyptian president, Osama El-Baz, has
   underlined the current visit paid by Pope John Paul II to Egypt,
   saying it is the Pope's conviction that the logic of peace should
   prevail the region on the grounds of justice and international
   legitimacy rather than imposing fait accompli by means of force.
   In a statement to Egyptian television on Friday, El-Baz said the
   recent visit made by President Mubarak to Egypt has conveyed a message
   of backing and support to Lebanon against the Israeli aggression, a
   visit which also means assertions made by Egypt and the Arabs on the
   need to achieve a just peace in the region that provides for restoring
   the full lands and rights, El-Baz added.
   He criticized the statements made by Israeli officials against
   President Mubarak's visit to Lebanon, saying that the Israeli
   officials have lost their temper for a simple reason in that they used
   to think that relations between them and the Arabs can only be made
   through holding separately each Arab state and separating Arab tracks.