Kadhafi Receives Message from Mubarak
Libyan Leader Muammar Kadhafi received Monday a message from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on "Arab, regional and international developments," according to Al Gomhuria Arabic daily.
The message was conveyed by Egypt’s foreign and information ministers Ahmad Maher and Safwat El Sherif, respectively, who were received by Kadhafi in Benghazi.
On Sunday, Mubarak received a telephone call from Kadhafi to discuss the consequences of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, reported AFP, quoting an official report.
The leaders agreed on the need to reach "a formula guaranteeing international cooperation in the fight against terrorism," which they described as "organized crime aimed at intimidating peoples and destabilizing societies," the official MENA news agency said.
Mubarak told the United Press International editor in chief that radical Islamists “do not exist in Libya.”
The report did not say what conclusions Mubarak and Kadhafi drew from the conversation.
Many Arab countries have expressed reservations over the anti-terrorist coalition called for by US President George W. Bush in the wake of the attacks, and fear Israel is taking advantage of the situation to intensify its attacks on the Palestinians.
Kadhafi, whose country does not have diplomatic relations with Washington, has described the attacks on the United States as "terrible" and offered humanitarian aid to the American people. He even stated that the US “has the right to retaliate.” – Albawaba.com