2001 News Story

Arab foreign ministers meet with Arafat in Cairo

Palestinian President Yasir Arafat left Cairo today after a one-day visit during which he met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and briefed an extraordinary meeting of the Arab League's ministerial mideast follow-up committee on the results of his recent meetings with U.S. President Bill Clinton. Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal led the Kingdom's delegation to the meeting, which was chaired by Egypt's foreign minister Amr Moussa. Also participating were the foreign ministers of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Tunis, Bahrain and Palestine, and Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Dr. Ismat Abdulmaguid.

Addressing the opening session, Minister Moussa explained that it was being held at the request of Palestine to discuss and implement a working plan within an Arab framework to face the dangerous developments in the occupied Arab lands. The topics on the agenda were discussed during a closed-door session.