Moussa Visits Kuwait Wednesday to Forward ''Iraqi Ideas''

Published January 23rd, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa announced Tuesday that he would head to Kuwait on Wednesday to forward the Iraqi ideas presented by President Saddam Hussein during his last visit to Baghdad.  


Reports said that Moussa would meet with the emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah. 

Moussa's visit to Saudi Arabia has not been specified, sources said. The league's secretary general returned to Cairo last Saturday after concluding a visit to Baghdad where he met with the Iraqi president and government officials.  


Moussa described his visit to Iraq as "positive and important.” Moussa announced Monday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak asked him to pursue his "bids in light of results of his recent visit to Iraq and current developments on the Arab arena."  


Moussa, who held a meeting with Mubarak, said in a statement to journalists that he would travel to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the coming days to inform leaders of the two countries "about Iraqi ideas" and discuss them at length. Moussa quoted Mubarak as expressing full support for efforts that have been exerted in this respect and indicated that he briefed the president about the outcome of his visit to Baghdad. 


Reports have said that Iraq has proposed anew committee be formed to handle the issue of the Kuwaiti POWs allegedly held by the Iraqis since the invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Kuwait says that more than 600 of its nationals are in Iraqi detention. ( 

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