U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is extending her trip to the
Middle East by one day to discuss ways to revive the stalled Middle
East peace process.
Clinton traveled from Morocco to Egypt Tuesday, with plans to meet Egypt's Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and Intelligence Chief, Omar Suleiman, upon her arrival. She is due to meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo Wednesday.
Aboul Gheit said he wants Clinton to clarify Washington's stance on the resumption of peace talks while Israel continues settlement activity.
Earlier Tuesday, Clinton again tried to address Arab complaints about her praise for an Israeli offer to limit Jewish settlements.
Speaking in Marrakech, she said the Obama administration remains committed to a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians.
Last week, Clinton hailed what she called Israel's "unprecedented" concessions to restrict settlement growth in an effort to restart peace negotiations.
Those comments drew criticism from Palestinian leaders.