Egyptian-Libyan Summit Expected This Week
Against a backdrop of rising regional tensions, Egypt and Libya will hold a summit before the end of this week, Arab diplomatic sources in Cairo told the London-based Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper on Sunday.
The sources expected Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Moammer Kadhafi to attend the summit, which will address the current developments at the Arab and regional levels, particularly the future of the Arab-Israeli peace process and Israeli Prime Minister Sharon’s policy of oppressing the Palestinians.
The daily added that the summit, to be held along the border, would also discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations in all fields.
The two presidents are also expected to inaugurate their joint power grid project, said the sources.
The sources said Mubarak on Saturday phoned Kadhafi for the third time last month. The two sides hold meetings every few weeks in Egypt and Libya within the framework of ongoing consultations on new developments in their ties, and the Arab World and regional situations.
Libya’s leader visited Cairo last March en route to Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Sudan, just a short time before the last Arab Summit conference in Amman.
Furthermore, the Egyptian-Libyan Higher Joint Committee met last month to review economic and commercial ties.