2004 News Story

Prince Saud in Cairo to promote new Arab Summit venue

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal, at a press conference today after meeting in Cairo with President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak, affirmed that some of the proposals in the document presented in Tunis by Saudi Arabia, together with Egypt and Syria, had achieved acceptance. He reiterated the Kingdom’s concern to take part in summit meetings of the League of Arab States, declaring that what happened in Tunis should be put aside, and that efforts towards Arab solidarity should be continued so that Arabs are able to confront today’s major problems such as Palestine and Iraq. In the current circumstances, he said, it is essential to hold a Summit as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, President Mubarak has reiterated that Egypt wants an Arab Summit to be held within three weeks, and believes the cancellation of the Tunis Summit to be unwarranted.