In the Middle East, talks are continuing among Arab leaders on joint Untied States-Soviet Union proposals to reconvene the Geneva Peace Conference.
In the Middle East, talks are continuing among Arab leaders on joint Untied States-Soviet Union proposals to reconvene the Geneva Peace Conference. The latest discussions took place in Cairo on Sunday (6 November) between King Hussein of Jordan and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.
SYNOPSIS: King Hussein arrived for a 24-hour visit after an earlier tour to review the Middle East situation with the leaders of Syria and Saudi Arabia. He was welcomed at the airport by the Egyptian president, who has recently been to Rumania and Iran on a similar mission.
The two leaders then talked informally at President Sadat's residence before starting official talks the next day. The main subject was expected to be how to overcome obstacles to reconvene the Geneva conference.
Informed sources predicted King Hussein would propose a limited Arab summit meeting of the three confrontation states -- Syria, Egypt and Jordan. it was also believed that the Palestine Liberation Organisation would be included in such a meeting. Shortly before his meeting with King Hussein, president Sadat held talks with Canadian External Affairs Minister Donald Jamieson.
Canadian journalists later quoted Mr. Jamieson as saying President Sadat had a plan to solve the problem of PLO representation at Geneva -- a plan he believed would be acceptable to all.