Saudi, Egyptian and Syrian FMs Meet in Riyadh to Discuss Middle East Crisis
The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria met in Riyadh on Friday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, an Arab diplomat said.
Egypt's Amr Moussa and Syria's Farouq Shara were met at Riyadh's air force base by their Saudi counterpart, Prince Saud al-Faisal, and went directly to his residence for a closed-door meeting, said the source.
The meeting was taking place within the context of contacts to arrange a summit of the three countries' leaders.
"Contacts are underway to bring together in an urgent summit King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad," said a Saudi official, who requested anonymity.
This summit could be held on Sunday or Monday, the Arab diplomat said.
The three countries meet regularly within the framework of an agreement between the Gulf Arab monarchies, Egypt and Syria after they joined a US-led coalition against Iraq in the 1991 war over Kuwait - RIYADH (AFP)
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