Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah had talks in Egypt on Wednesday (16 February) with President Anwar Sadat, the day before the arrival of U.
GV EXT President Anwar Sadat's home at Barrage
SV INT Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah enters and shakes hands with Sadat, they walk to seat and sit down and Sadat picks up envelope
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Background: Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah had talks in Egypt on Wednesday (16 February) with President Anwar Sadat, the day before the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. According to the authoritative Cairo newspaper al-Akhbar the two-day visit included discussions on the forthcoming Arab/African summit meeting.
SYNOPSIS: Wednesday's meeting was at President Sadat's rest house near Cairo.Sheikh Sabah had with him a message for President Sadat from Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah giving assurance of goodwill and cooperation with Egypt from the government and people of Kuwait.
The Afro-Asian summit meeting is expected to be held at the beginning of March and coincides with an Arab summit conference on the Middle East. The Afro-Arab meeting will be the first such gathering of African and Arab heads of state. It is the culmination of intensive consultations between Black African and Arab leaders. The consultations began in 1973 after the Black Africans gave full support at the United Nations to the Arab case against Israel, and followed it up by breaking diplomatic ties.
Sheikh Sabah's visit followed a trip to Saudi Arabia when he delivered a message to Crown Prince Fahd. The message is believed to have been similar to the one for President Sadat.