Delegates from the Arab Summit Conference in Khartoum are returning to their countries to implement the decision to resume oil supplies to Britain, West Germany and the United States.
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Background: Delegates from the Arab Summit Conference in Khartoum are returning to their countries to implement the decision to resume oil supplies to Britain, West Germany and the United States.
President Al Azhari of the Sudan made the closing address at the Conference last Friday (September 1).
The 12 nations attending the Conference agreed that pumping operations should start immediately. A resolution adopted at the four day meeting said that oil production was an effective measure to consolidate Arab economies. Arab oil producers had cut off the flow to Britain, West Germany and the United States after claiming that they had helped Israel in last June's Middle East war.
The key-oil producing states involved in the decision to resume operations were Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Algeria. The issue had led to a split among the Arab states at the start of the conference with Syria boycotting the session because of a move to lift the oil ban.
Three of the richest oil producers - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Libya - also decided to give financial aid to Egypt, Jordan and Syria, whose economies have been affected by the Israeli war. Egypt will get GBP95,000,000 sterling, Jordan GBP40,000,000 and Syria GBP5,000,000 annually.
President Nasser of Egypt told the Summit's closing session that he would keep the Suez Canal closed as long as Israel occupied the Canal's east bank.
A major achievement of the Conference was the signing of an agreement by President Nasser and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia aimed at ending the five-year-old civil war in the Yemen. Egypt agreed to withdraw its estimated 40,000 troops bolstering the nation's Republican regime while Saudi Arabia promised to halt aid to the Royalist faction.