President Nasser of the United Arab Republic and King Hussein of Jordan yesterday (Friday) resumed their talks to map out a unified policy towards all issues relating to their acceptance of the American peace initiative and the three-month truce in the Middle East.
GV Palace in Alexandria
SV INTERIOR: Hussein, Nasser and delegates enter room
SV Nasser and delegation seated at table (2 shots)
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BACK V..Nasser with Hussein seated facing
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Background: President Nasser of the United Arab Republic and King Hussein of Jordan yesterday (Friday) resumed their talks to map out a unified policy towards all issues relating to their acceptance of the American peace initiative and the three-month truce in the Middle East.
Discussion between the two leaders started the previous day in Cairo, shortly after the King's arrival in the Egyptian capital. Yesterday's talks were held in the Ras El-Tin Palace, overlooking the Mediterranean at Alexandria -- once the holiday residence of ex-King Farouk.
Informed sources said that King Hussein and the President -- each accompanied by high-level ministerial teams -- discussed Middle East developments from their international, military and political aspects.
According to the sources, topics discussed by the two leaders included the opposition of the various branches of the Palestine guerrilla movement of the ceasefire and the proposed peace talks; a joint policy in dealing with the United Nations special envoy, Dr Gunnar Jarring, and also the steadily worsening relations with Iraq.
Iraq has condemned Cairo and Amman for their consent to the peace moves, and yesterday Mr Mohammed Heykal, the Egyptian Minister of National Guidance, launched a bitter attack against Iraq. He accused the Baathist regime of organising a "hate pact" against Egypt.
King Hussein and President Nasser were meeting for further talks in Alexandria today (Saturday), and the President was expected to give a formal dinner for the Jordanian King.