This is a historic move because it could lead other Muslim, Arab countries to understand that this is the right time to do this and to move their ties with us from darkness to light, ... After the Gaza pullout, the time is ripe also in the eyes of the public and it is also easier at the moment to do this than it was in the past.
[At the meeting,] we also discussed the possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Sharon and President (Pervez) Musharraf. This has not been decided, we will know in the coming days if it will happen, ... But even if it doesn't happen, I think the relations with Pakistan have moved to a much higher level.
I think that this is the appropriate time for all the Muslim and Arab countries to reconsider their relations with Israel, ... I think that it will be a very positive signal to the Israeli public opinion and to the Palestinian public opinion that there are some fruits from this withdrawal from Gaza.