President Anwar Sadat of Egypt arrived in Algiers on Monday (21 January) for an eighteen-hour visit as part of his tour of Arab cap???
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt arrived in Algiers on Monday (21 January) for an eighteen-hour visit as part of his tour of Arab cap???als to explain the Middle East disengagement agreement signed with Israel.
After visiting Algeria, he flew on to Rabat in Morocco on the last leg??? his tour.
President Sadat was greeted by President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria and the country's Foreign Minister Abdul Aziz Bouteflika when be arrived in Algiers.
He held four hours of talks with President Boumedienne and afterwards told a news conference that there were no differences of opinion between his country's policies and those of Algeria.
The talks also covered ways of co-ordinating Arab policy for the second phase of the Geneva peace talks.
The Algerian government has not commented officially on the disengagement agreement between Egypt and Israel but Algeria's official news agency criticised it implicitly when it termed the agreement a "partial" one bearing the "stamp of American diplomacy."
There are also reports of a difference of opinion on the Palestinian issue. Algeria's position at the Arab Summit in Algeria in November was that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation should be the sole representative of the Palestinians.
President Sadat said following the meeting with President Boumedienne that he was prepare to meet Jordan's King Hussein if he publicly recognised the right of Palestinians to attend the Geneva Peace talks.