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Egyptian President welcomed on a historic visit to Jordan

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived here Tuesday to an embrace from King Hussein, who two weeks ago defied Arab hard-liners by restoring diplomatic ties with Egypt. The trip to Jordan is the first by an Egyptian president since Egypt signed its 1979 peace treaty with Israel.

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Mr. Mubarak's chief political adviser, Osama al-Baz, was quoted as saying that Egypt does not insist on the Camp David accords as the sole framework for future steps toward a comprehensive Arab-Israeli settlement. He said Egypt's obligations under the Camp David accords with Israel cannot be at the expense of its commitment to defend Arab security - described as the basis of Egyptian policy.