The leaders of Libya, Sudan and the United Arab Republic have been meeting in Cairo to discuss the Middle East situation and the problems of the eastern front against Israel.
The leaders of Libya, Sudan and the United Arab Republic have been meeting in Cairo to discuss the Middle East situation and the problems of the eastern front against Israel. Colonel Gaddafi, General Nimeiry and President Sadat met on Wednesday night (November the 4th) and continued their talks today (Thursday, November the 5th).
The three countries agreed several months ago to align their political, military and economic policies.
The three leaders also attended commemorative services marking the end of the 40 day mourning period for President Nasser.
Later they met at the luxury Sheraton Hotel on the banks of the Nile to begin discussions. For President Sadat it was the first major test of statesmanship since he became president after the death of President Nasser.
After the first session the leaders agreed to hold a special session today to discuss the situation in Jordan, Syria and Iraq. The Palestine commando leader Yasser Arafat was in Cairo at the time and was expected to be invited to the talks.
Another problem the leaders were expected to discuss was the recent Jordan government shake up under the new Prime Minister, Mr. Wasfi Tell, whose appointment caused anger in some parts of the Arab world.
General Nimeiry, who played a major part in settling the clashes in Jordan in September, has said new initiatives may have to be taken at the talks in Cairo.