Consultations between Jaafar El-Nimeiry, Prime Minister of the Sudan, President Nasser of Egypt and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, ended in Cairo at the weekend.
Consultations between Jaafar El-Nimeiry, Prime Minister of the Sudan, President Nasser of Egypt and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, ended in Cairo at the weekend. Their aim was to co-ordinate the three countries' military, political economic and social policies.
The Sudanese Foreign Minister, Farouk-Abou-Eissa, was interviewed before his departure and gave his views on the current phase of the Arab-Israeli conflict; he emphasized the need to co-ordinate the efforts of regular and guerilla forces and to assign the "main role" to the regular armies.
Accompanied by an interpreter, he spoke to a reporter in the gardens of the Kubbeh Palace.
The tripartite meeting followed a wider conference of Heads of State of Arab "frontline" countries which ended a week ago (9 February) with a declaration reaffirming the participants' determination to liberate the Israeli-occupied territory.
The Sudanese Premier, in a television interview which he gave on the day on which his Foreign Minister was also interviewed, said tension in the Middle East had increased and referred especially to the bombing of the metal plant on the outskirts of Cairo last Wednesday with its heavy toll of casualties. He said he hoped the Arabs would "declare war on American interests in the region".