Mubarak Heads to Syria Monday for Talks with Syrian President
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will go to Syria early Monday for talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a presidential source told AFP.
Mubarak will be on a short visit, during which he will discuss matters of common Arab interest, regional developments, and the situation in the occupied territories with his Syrian counterpart.
The two Arab leaders also intend to carefully plan their positions on the peace process, particularly with the imminent arrival in the US White House of George W. Bush, the source said.
Assad visited Cairo at the beginning of October in his first foreign visit since coming to power in July. He attended an urgent Arab summit that was especially held to support the Palestinian Intifada.
Haaretz newspaper reported Sunday that Mubarak and Assad spoke via telephone Saturday night to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East and the renewal of contacts between Israel and the Palestinians -- Albawaba.com