U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, visiting another Middle East capital on his peace mission to the region, met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Wednesday and briefed him on his previous talks in Israel, Jordan and Syria.

Shultz arrived in Cairo in the early afternoon and went immediately into the meeting with Mubarak, the only Arab leader who has declared any form of support for the U.S. peace proposals.Before leaving Jerusalem for Cairo Wednesday, Shultz briefed reporters on his earlier meetings in Israel, Syria and Jordan.

"The initiative we have discussed so intensively and thoroughly in these past weeks is intact and alive," Shultz said. "There is no masking the deep-seated obstacles to peace."

Shultz held separate meetings earlier Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.

"While we have made some progress, differences have not been substantially narrowed," he said.