A week of political meeting in the Arab world began on Wednesday (March 8) when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat left Cairo for brief visits to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait aimed at consolidating the Arab stand against Israel.
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Background: A week of political meeting in the Arab world began on Wednesday (March 8) when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat left Cairo for brief visits to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait aimed at consolidating the Arab stand against Israel.
In discussions with King Feisal of Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ruler, the Egyptian leader was also expected to discuss ways of settling the Middle East crisis.
Meanwhile, the leaders of Egypt's partners in the Federation of Arab Republics -- Syria's President Hafez Al-Assad and Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi -- were due in Cairo for summit talks this Saturday. President Sadat is expected to brief them on the details of his three-day trip when the summit begins.
SYNOPSIS: Cairo airport where on Wednesday Egyptian President Anwar Sadat departed for a three-day trip to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait designed to rally Arab efforts in the confrontation with Israel.
The Egyptian leader's talks with King Feisal in Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah in Kuwait were expected to stress the need for a unified Arab stand in the continuing Middle East crisis.
President Sadat was scheduled to be back in Cairo for a weekend summit with Syrian and Libyan leaders. Those discussions are expected to concentrate on a joint strategy for pooling Arab resources and military strength against Israel.