Arab foreign ministers to meet in Cairo; Saudi CP to hold talks with Egyptian leadership
The Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah will visit Cairo soon to brief Egyptian leadership of the outcome of his recent talks in Washington.
In a press statement, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmad Maher said Thursday that the time of the visit has not been yet specified, adding that it would take place soon to discuss the latest developments and the outcome of the Saudi leader’s visit to the United States.
Meanwhile, foreign ministers of the Arab League will meet in Cairo next week to follow up a Middle East peace proposal made at an Arab summit in March, an Arab League spokesman said on Friday.
"On Wednesday, May 8, there will be a meeting at foreign ministers' level at the Arab League premises to follow up on the peace initiative proposed at the Arab summit," said Hesham Youssef, spokesman for Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa.
"The foreign ministers will include Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and a number of other foreign ministers will also be there. I think Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah will also be in Cairo at that time," he told Reuters.
Neither Youssef nor other Arab League officials could comment on speculation that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat might travel to Cairo next week to meet Arab officials, including the Saudi crown prince.
Israel Radio reported on Friday that Arafat had been invited to visit Egypt next week. (Albawaba.com)
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