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Indonesian president starts visit to Saudi Arabia
Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid started a visit to Saudi Arabia in the first stage of a tour which will last for two weeks, during which he will visit 13 countries.
Saudi Arabia-Indonesia, Politics, 1/29/2000
A sudden summit between Mubarak and Barak tomorrow
The Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is receiving Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak who is starting tomorrow a visit to Egypt to inform president Mubarak with the latest developments in the peace process on the Palestinian track and mean of pushing forward the discussions on the Syrian track.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 1/29/2000
Russia for stronger military relations with Syria
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vassili Cerdin has said that Moscow intends to develop military cooperation with Syria.
Syria-Russia, Military, 1/29/2000
Exporting Japanese products to Africa through Cairo
Egypt-Japan, Economics, 1/29/2000
Moroccan-French meeting on eastern Morocco development
A Moroccan-French meeting was held in Oujda on Friday to probe means of giving a new momentum to the economic, social and cultural development of the eastern regions of the kingdom.
Morocco-France, Economics, 1/29/2000
Syria's Bosra, an amazing historic city, Alexanddru Diaconescu interview
He commented that Bosra is invaluable because you can show the tourist the continuity of past from antiquities of the Romans, Byzantines until the Islamic period. He explained that in Bosra "We have 14th Islam Hammam (bath) and beside we can see a Roman (bath), and besides one can see both baths have the same compartments and the same functionality."
Syria-Romania, Culture, 1/29/2000
Yemeni - German economic discussions tomorrow
German Minister of Economic Cooperation Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul is to arrive in Sanaa tomorrow on a visit to Yemen, heading a delegation including members of the German Parliament and representatives of the German Development Bank, as well as German organizations concerned with international cooperation.
Yemen-Germany, Economics, 1/29/2000
Meetings of Arab interior ministers in Algeria began today
Ahmed Mohammed El-Salem, secretary general of the Arab interior ministers' council, asserted that'the agenda of the interior ministers council's session which begins today tackles 17 articles, topped by developing the Arab strategy for security cooperation that was signed in 1983 to cope with needs of the coming stage.
Regional, Politics, 1/29/2000
El-Mahdi meets a British official in Cairo
Former Sudanese Prime Minister El-Sadek El-Mahdi, head of the opposition Ummah Party, is to meet Derek Belmbli, manager of the Middle East and North Africa department in the British Foreign Office, tomorrow in Cairo.
Sudan-UK, Politics, 1/29/2000
Saudi trade minister to visit Egypt in March
Saudi Commerce Minister Usama Jafar Faqih will pay a visit to Egypt in March, during which he will meet with high-ranking Egyptian officials and Egyptian Economy Minister Yusef Boutros Ghali.
Saudi Arabia-Egypt, Economics, 1/29/2000
Conference for Somali reconciliation in Djibouti in April
A statement issued by Djibouti's embassy in Cairo asserted that a reconciliation conference among the conflicted factions in Somalia will be held in Djibouti during April with the participation of 1,500 Somali persons and under the auspices of the Arab League, Egypt and Sudan.
Regional-Somalia, Politics, 1/29/2000
French military Gulf 2000 exercises in the Emirates
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson said the upcoming military Gulf 2000 Exercise is not the first for France in the region.
United Arab Emirates-France, Military, 1/29/2000
European parliament president in Morocco Feb. 7-9
The president of the European Parliament Mrs Nicole Fontaine is expected in Rabat Feb. 7-9 on an official visit to the kingdom at the invitation of the speaker of the house of representatives, Abdelouahed Radi.
Morocco-European Union, Politics, 1/29/2000
Istiqlal party leader meets heads of Italian parties in rome
Secretary general of the Istiqlal Party, Abbas El Fassi, held talks in Rome since he started his visit to Italy on Wednesday with leaders of major Italian political parties, representatives, senators and unionists.
Morocco-Italy, Politics, 1/29/2000
Egypt asks Libya to release 53 Egyptians harmed by travel visa scams
Asem Meghed, the Egyptian assistant foreign minister for Egyptian affairs abroad, asserted that Egypt is currently following up on the investigations being made by the Libyan authorities into 53 Egyptian citizens who were exposed to fraud by a tourism office that received 30,000 LE from each of them to help them travel to Italy through Libya.
Egypt-Libya, Local, 1/29/2000
Red Cross warns of negative effects of sanctions against Iraq
The International Committee of the Red Cross warned of an accumulation of negative effects from the system of sanctions imposed on Iraq and its serious effects on the country.
Iraq-International, Health, 1/29/2000
Break-in in Sudanese Islamic front office
Unknown people broke into the office of Ossman Khaled Medwi, a member of the executive leadership council of the Sudanese Islamic Front, as they hit the guard of the commercial company owned by Khaled Madwi.
Sudan, Local, 1/29/2000
Moroccan carrier, major share holder in Senegalese new carrier
Senegal and the Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) signed in Dakar on Friday evening an accord setting up a new Senegalese carrier dubbed "Air Senegal international" with a capital of about $ 10.5 million (105 million DH).
Morocco-Senegal, Business, 1/29/2000
Cairo hosts Mediterranean Sea conference for businesswomen
The Egyptian Businesswomen's Association will organize the Mediterranean Sea's first conference of businesswomen in Cairo on February 2 - 4, in which more than 500 businessmen and women are participating in addition to more than 30 international corporations.
Egypt-International, Business, 1/29/2000
Renault to introduce new model in a Marrakech event
The city of Marrakech already has the expertise and facilities to hold such events. In January 1998, General Motors organized a gigantic event with 16,000 participants. According to sources in Morocco, the GM event cost some $20 million to organize.
Morocco, Business, 1/29/2000
France -Israeli nuclear power plant talks effected by Israeli IAEA non-compliance
As to whether the Israeli minister for infrastructure is scheduled to discuss the purchase of a nuclear power plant from France , A foreign ministry statement said "A possible visit to France by the Israeli infrastructure minister is only a report in the press at this time. At this stage, there has been no official request concerning such a visit."
Israel-France, Economics, 1/29/2000
Morocco elected vice-president of a UNESCO institution
Morocco has been elected earlier this week vice-president of the international education bureau, a Geneva-based UNESCO institution, in the person of university rector Aziz Hasbi.
Morocco-Regional, Education, 1/29/2000
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The coming March is to witness intensive activity on level of Egyptian - US relations as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will visit Washington on March 25, accompanied by Egyptian officials and businessmen who are members of the US - Egyptian presidential council.
The Moroccan-Tunisian joint commission for consular, social and legal affairs held in Rabat recently a meeting to discuss a set of issues related to persons' sojourn, employment and movement.
Home minister Ahmed El Midaoui and home Secretary of state Fouad Ali El Himma hosted Friday a function in the honor of visiting European journalists at the initiative of the "French-Moroccan Friendship Circle."
Chilean president Eduardo Frei voiced hope to see King Mohammed VI visit Chile when he received newly accredited extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador Youssef Amrani.
Syrian Parliament Speaker Abdul Qader Qaddoura met yesterday with Hungarian President Arpad Goncz to discuss Hungary's relations with Syria and the Arab states and its intereste in increasing economic relations with Syria. They also disussed the Middle East peace process.
The Japanese government agreed on granting Egypt 6 million dollars annually for supporting food production projects to be specified for caring of the agricultural crops to be exported. Also, the Japanese government agreed on grant the social fund for development 100 million dollars to provide jobs for the Egyptian youths in addition to granting the Egyptian education ministry 15 million dollars for establishing 14 schools.
A statement issued by the European commissariat in Cairo assured that permission was granted to export Egyptian peanuts to the Union's countries once again without restrictions after a 9 months stop - alleging the existence of harmful chemicals.
US Deputy secretary of commerce Robert Mallett and public health minister visited Friday the Pfizer Laboratories in Casablanca which donated in Oct. 1999 Morocco 600.000 doses of the Zithromax antibiotic to fight the blinding disease trachoma.
A foreign ministry statement said that French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia in the first half of February.
A foreign ministry statement said that French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine "is scheduled to visit Tunisia in early February."
The Arab Standing Culture Committee bureau convenes here Jan. 31-Feb. 2 for its second session. Participants will be probing issues related to "cultural industry and the setting up of a cultural market," "the complementarity plan for Arab cultural and media policies," "cultural tourism in the Arab world" and "the Arab cultural festival in Europe."
Justice minister Omar Azziman will give a lecture Wednesday before members of the foreign affairs committee at the French national assembly on the evolution of human rights in Morocco in the last decade.
An Iranian official source assured that "the Iranian petroleum revenues will reach 11.2 billion dollars between March of year 2000 and March 2001 with an increase of 2 billion dollar in one year, saying that this increase - which is a result of improving in price of petroleum barrel will benefit the Iranian people and the service projects which are made by the current government."
Moroccan citrus fruit exports have reached 205.000 tons early Jan. as compared to 190.000 tons last year, says the magazine "Maroc-Fruits" of the association of citrus fruit producers of Morocco.
Morocco's foreign assets reached $ 5.96 billion (59.60 billion DH) at the end of November 1999, said Morocco's central bank BANK AL-MAGHRIB.