2001 News Story

Assistant foreign minister reports on mideast committee

Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Nizar Obeid Madani, who has been heading the Saudi delegation to the meeting in Tunis of the Arab League 's follow-up committee on the Middle East peace process, reports that the meeting, which ended today, had adopted a number of political, economic and information recommendations. Implementation of the economic recommendations, he said, would be discussed at the meeting of finance ministers of the League of Arab States due to be held in Riyadh next week. Dr. Madani noted that the committee had not reviewed the issue of Iraq and that country's return to the Arab fold.