Arab leaders arrived in the Libyan Jamahiriyah on Thursday for the Tripoli 'Mini-Summit' to oppose President Sadat's peace initiative with Israel.
GV: President Assad of Syria steps down aircraft and is greeted by Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi (4 shots)
GV: party walking across tarmac.
CU: Yasser Arafat surrounded by officials
GV: President Boumedienne, of Algeria arriving and being greeted by Gaddafi
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Background: Arab leaders arrived in the Libyan Jamahiriyah on Thursday for the Tripoli 'Mini-Summit' to oppose President Sadat's peace initiative with Israel. President Gaddafi has called the meeting to rally opponents of President Sadat on a platform of opposition to a negotiated settlement of the Middle East conflict.
SYNOPSIS: One of the first to arrive.... President Hafez al-Assad of Syria, one of the three 'confrontation states' bordering Israel. Syria is a crucial element in any moves towards a settlement of the 30-year-old dispute between the Arabs and Israel.
Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat was another arrival for the mini-summit, aimed at creating a solid front of hard-line opposition against Egypt's President Sadat and his latest Middle East peace moves.
President Houari Boumedienne, of Algeria, was another to be greeted by the Libyan Jamahiriyah leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.