Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal left Egypt today after heading the Saudi delegation to the sixth meeting of foreign ministers of the countries neighboring Iraq. Attending the two-day meeting in Cairo was Lakhdar Al-Ibrahimi, envoy from the United Nations Secretary-General, as well as the foreign ministers of Kuwait, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq itself. Prince Saud described the meeting as good, and indicated that Iraq had submitted a proposal for the convening of the interior ministers of the neighboring countries; this proposal will be submitted to the respective governments for approval.
Yesterday, Prince Saud was received by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The reception was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Abul-Ghait, who, in his address at the opening session, urged the Iraqis to work together for the success of the political process in their country.