Leaders of the UAR, Libya, Syria and Sudan hope to wind up talks two Arab trouble spots - Jordan and Morocco - over the weekend in Mersa Matruh.
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SCU Gaddafi (wearing white robes)
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Background: Leaders of the UAR, Libya, Syria and Sudan hope to wind up talks two Arab trouble spots - Jordan and Morocco - over the weekend in Mersa Matruh.
Presidents Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi Vice-President Mahmoud Al-Ayoubi of Syria and Sudanese Assistant Prime Minister Major Zein El Abdin Abdel Kader, have been meeting at Mersa a summer resort close to the Egyptian-Libyan border for the past these days.
They held four-hour discussions ending late last night which was understood to have concentrated mainly n the fresh fighting between Government troops and Palestine guerrillas in North Jordan.
President Sadat contacted Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad by telephone last night, and was believed to have received first-hand new about the latest fighting near the Syrian border.
The aftermath of last Saturday's abortive coup in Morocco has been discussed by the four Arab countries who are allied under the charter. This pledged them to make joint decisions wherever possible.
SYNOPSIS: Before continuing their talks on Friday at Mersa Matruh, near the Egyptian-Libyan border, the lead of the UAR,Libra, Sudan and Syria gathered together in prayer at the local Mosque.
Syrian Vice President Mahmoud Al-Ayoubi, UAR President Anwar Sadat Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and Major Zein El Abdin Sudanese assistant Prime Ministers all took part in the devotions, together with a large group of Ministers. Libya, the UAR's partner in the projected Federal which also includes Syria, sever diplomatic ties with Morocco after its embassy in Rabat was occupies by Royalist troops. In his friday article in "Al Ahram", Egypt's leading commentator Mohamed Heyka attacked the Moroccan Interior Minister General Outikir as "the living tool of oppression and terrorism".