Arafat to Meet with King Abdullah in Amman Tuesday
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat will meet in Amman Tuesday with Jordan's King Abdullah, Palestinian sources told the Kuwaiti official news agency, KUNA.
They said that Arafat and King Abdullah would review the latest developments in the region.
Arafat will arrive in Amman later in the day, coming from the Zambian capital, Lusaka, after participating in the African summit.
At the summit on Monday, Arafat compared the fate of Africans to that of his own people, saying both had suffered segregation, exploitation and apartheid, according to AFP.
Arafat was attending a historic final summit of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), about to transform itself into a new African Union, intended as a more closely-knit organization.
"You've suffered from segregation, exploitation, apartheid," Arafat said at the summit opening.
"These are the same sufferings the Palestinians have to face from Israel... they confiscate our lands for their settlers...they deny the right to a dignified life for the Palestinians.
"Israel wants everything - land, security and peace," he added, stressing: "Peace remains our ultimate goal."
Arafat thanked African heads of state for their support for a Palestinian state "with Holy Jerusalem as capital," and wished success to the new African Union, said the agency – Albawaba.com
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