Egypt's President Sadat had a round of talks with the leaders of Kuwait on Thursday (9 March).
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Background: Egypt's President Sadat had a round of talks with the leaders of Kuwait on Thursday (9 March).
The Egyptian leader flew to Kuwait after talking to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
It's understood the talks between President Sadat and his Kuwaiti hosts dealt particularly with Israel. A spokesman for Kuwait said before the meeting began that the discussions would cover what he described as "Israel's recurrent attacks on Arab countries."
When he arrived in Kuwait, President Sadat warned that the Arab world was passing through one of the most dangerous stages it had ever faced.
Leading the talks on the Kuwaiti side was the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Salim Al Sabah. The President also had talks with Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber As-Sabah, who is also Kuwait's Prime Minister.
SYNOPSIS: At the As-Salam Palace in Kuwait on Thursday - a summit meeting between the leaders of Kuwait and Egypt. Leading the Kuwait delegation - Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah.
Kuwait's Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Minister of Interior and Defence also attended the meeting. Kuwait's Crown Prince - and also Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber As-Sabah was a key figure in the talks.
President Sadat had flown to Kuwait from Saudi Arabia where he'd met King Faisal. No official report of the talks in Kuwait has been released, but it's understood they dealt mainly with Israel. A spokesman for Kuwait said before the meeting began that discussions would cover what he described as "Israel's recurrent attacks on Arab countries." The Kuwait spokesman said they'd also dealt with mobilising Arab resources to confront Israel - an enemy, he said, which threatens the destiny of all Arabs.
President Sadat himself set the tone for the meeting when he declared on arrival in Kuwait that the Arab world was passing through one of the most dangerous stages in its history. But, he said, through cooperation and solidarity the aspirations of the Arab world would be realised. Official statements after the meeting indicate that the leaders of Kuwait and Egypt found themselves in basic agreement on most points.