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    Arab 'rejectinst' nations are continuing their attempts to undermine the Camp David agreement between Israel and Egypt.

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    Arab 'rejectinst' nations are continuing their attempts to undermine the Camp David agreement between Israel and Egypt. A representative of the moderate Jordanian government arrived in Algeria on Sunday (8 October), the day after an Iraqi government minister flew to Mauritania for talks.

    SYNOPSIS: Mauritania's Head of State, Lieutenant-Colonel Moustapha Ould Salek, greeted the Iraqi envoy when he arrived in the capital of Nouakchott. Iraqi Minister of Public Works Taha Yacine Ramadane was described as a special representative of his President, Field Marshal Ahmed Hassan Al-bark.

    The visitors had come for talks on the Arab 'reconciliation' summit proposed by Iraq for November the first. Mr. Ramadane handed Lieutenant-Colonel Salek a message concerning the summit, which Mauritania has already agreed to in principle. More than fifteen Arab countries have agreed to attend the meeting envoys. Iraq has called for setting up a multi-billion dollar fund to persuade Egypt to abandon the Camp David accord, signed with Israel in the United States in September.

    At Algiers Airport, the Jordanian Minister of Information and Culture, Mr . Abdul Eslam el-Moudjadi, was greeted by his Algerian counterpart, Monsieur Reda Malek.

    He, too was bringing a message -- from King Hussein to Algerian President Houari Boumedienne. King Hussein himself has been on a tour of Arab countries to discuss the Camp David agreement, and judge the depth of feeling against it.

    One obstacle has been the split between Syria and Iraq over a solution to the Middle East crisis. But a step towards unity was taken with the exchange of message between the Iraqi and Syrian Presidents.

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