Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi arrived in Qatar on Tuesday (3 July) to begin a state visit.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi arrived in Qatar on Tuesday (3 July) to begin a state visit. Mr. gaddafi has already visited Syria, Jordan Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain on his current tour.
SYNOPSIS: The Libyan leader Colonel Muammar gaddafi was greeted at Doha Airport by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Ben Hamad At Thani and senior government officials. Colonel Gaddafi was expected to hold talks on various issues affecting the Middle East. In each state Colonel Gaddafi has visited communiques have been issued accusing Egypt of a "flagrant violation" of the Arab League charter by signing its peace treaty with Israel. Statements have also stressed full support for the Palestinian People under the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
Qatar, along with Kuwait and Iran pushed up their crude oil Prices on Sunday (1 July) following last week's decision by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to raise prices by an average of eighteen percent. Colonel Gaddafi and Sheikh Khalifa's talks were expected to discuss recent OPEC decisions and western reactions at the Japan summit. During his tour Colonel Gaddafi has suggested his country might half oil shipments to countries which support Israel.