Egypt and Israel have agreed to extend talks on resolving ownership of Taba in the Sinai until March 1, Israeli diplomatic sources in Geneva disclosed Friday.
According to the sources, the agreement came at the urging of American officials. But they said the countries were not close to a resolution.
The five-member international panel of arbiters established to resolve the Taba issue is scheduled to visit the tiny strip of land south of Eilat on Wednesday. The panel will enter Taba from Egypt and leave via Israel. Oral arguments before the arbiters are to begin March 14.
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