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Saudi Arabia and Egypt sign agreement on political consultation

Saudi Arabia and Egypt signed an agreement on political cooperation at the foreign minister level in Cairo today. The accord, signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit, includes forming a committee for political consultation and the convention of an annual meeting.


During a press conference after the signing of the agreement, Prince Saud Al-Faisal was asked about President George W. Bush’s call for a peace conference on the Middle East this fall. Prince Saud replied that the conference should deal with primary issues, such as borders, Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem, if it is to be effective.