President of Sudan, Jaafar El-Nimeiry arrived in Cairo on Tuesday (January 19) for the start of the summit conference between Egypt, Syria, Libya and the Sudan the following day.
President of Sudan, Jaafar El-Nimeiry arrived in Cairo on Tuesday (January 19) for the start of the summit conference between Egypt, Syria, Libya and the Sudan the following day. The four nations are members of an alliance which proposes a phased federation between their countries.
The summit is also expected to cover the results of talks between Egyptian leaders and Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny, who left for home shortly before President Nimeiry arrived after a six-day visit to Cairo.
Defence and Foreign Ministers of the nations concerned met on the eve of the talks to prepare the agenda.
Egypt's President Anwar Sadat was at the airport to greet his Sudanese counterpart. Libyan President Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the Syrian Premier, General Hafez Al-Assad, were scheduled to arrive later.
Another topic on the agenda for the summit talks between the new four-nation Arab Alliance led by Egypt will be the future of the Middle East ceasefire, scheduled to expire on February 5.
The four countries, which announced their decision to set up an alliance last November, will also review steps to co-ordinate trading and economic policies.