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Mubarak - Clinton meeting with Arab Community
In the meeting between Presidents Hosni Mubarak and Bill Clinton and the Arab Community in the US, Mubarak said "he is proud of this distinguished constellation of prominent figures who represent the Arab and Egyptian expatriates in the US," said Minister of Information Safwat Al Sherif.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 3/30/2000
Egypt - US Information Industry Partnership
US Vice President Al Gore, during his meeting with President Mubarak, said" he is personally interested in transferring the American technology to Egypt".
Egypt-USA, Business, 3/30/2000
Mubarak - Gore joint statement
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and US Vice President Al Gore issued a statement on Tuesday after they met to discuss the U.S.-Egypt Partnership for Economic Growth, established by the two officials in 1994 "to enhance efforts to achieve market-oriented economic growth in Egypt."
Egypt-USA, Economics, 3/30/2000
King Mohammed appoints a woman advisor
King Mohammed VI appointed Wednesday three new advisors, including a woman, Ms. Zoulikha Nasri.
Morocco, Politics, 3/30/2000
King Mohammed meets EU Mideast special envoy Moratinos
King Mohammed VI held in Rabat Wednesday a tete-a-tete meeting with the special envoy of the European Union to the Middle East, Miguel Angel Moratinos.
Morocco-European Union, Politics, 3/30/2000
King Abdullah confers with Sudanese vice president
King Abdullah of Jordan on Wednesday in Amman received Sudanese Vice President Ali Othman Muhammad Taha and members of the accompanying delegation.
Jordan-Sudan, Politics, 3/30/2000
International human rights organizations invited to visit Algeria
Algeria invited human rights organizations, among which is the Amnesty International organization, to visit Algeria to examine the real facts in an attempt to learn more about situation of human rights in Algeria on April 12 to be followed by other non-governmental organizations.
Algeria-International, Politics, 3/30/2000
Forming a Jordanian royal committee for human rights
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdul Raouf al-Rawabdeh announced yesterday the formation of a royal committee for human rights with 10 members composed of eminent Moslems and Christians at the command of King Abdullah II of Jordan.
Jordan, Politics, 3/30/2000
Lahoud calls for steadfastness and unity
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud has stated that Lebanon is ready to face all eventualities. He added that the Israeli threats made recently against Lebanon in the wake of the Geneva summit between Presidents al-Assad and Clinton hold no fear for Lebanon and will not affect Lebanon's decisive link with Syria or its internal unity.
Lebanon, Politics, 3/30/2000
Gaddafi confers with Malawian counterpart
Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gaddafi on Wednesday in Tripoli discussed with the president of Malawi several issues of concern on the bilateral, regional and international levels.
Libya-Malawi, Politics, 3/30/2000
Syrian expatriates are called on to invest back home
Syrian Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade Muhammad al-Imadi has called on the Syrian expatriates to invest their money in Syria. The minister stated that the plan to amend investment law no. 10 will meet the various needs of investors.
Syria, Economics, 3/30/2000
Syrian premier urges promotion of irrigation projects
Syrian Prime Minister Muhammad Mustafa Miro on Wednesday presided over a meeting at the ministry of irrigation.
Syria, Politics, 3/30/2000
Al-Hoss assures correlation of Syrian and Lebanese tracks in the peace process
Lebanese Prime Minister Selim al-Hoss said that "Lebanon adheres to correlation of the Lebanese with Syria in the negotiations," even if Israel implements a withdrawal from south Lebanon according to UN resolution 425.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 3/30/2000
Moussa accentuates Egypt's full support for Syrian stance
"Egypt is pressing on with its efforts to propel the Mideast peace process and to get it out of the present impasse", Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa told Monte Carlo Radio Wednesday.
Egypt, Politics, 3/30/2000
Lebanese premier gets message from Albright on Geneva summit
The Lebanese Prime Minister Salim al-Hoss on Wednesday received a message from US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The message was conveyed by the US ambassador to Lebanon, David Satterfield.
Lebanon-USA, Politics, 3/30/2000
24th anniversary of the Land Day
Today is the 24th anniversary of the Land Day, an occasion which is celebrated by the Palestinian people with stronger determination to resist the occupation and its measures as well as to liberate the lands and restore their usurped legitimate rights.
Palestine, Politics, 3/30/2000
Arab economists call for Arab economic summit
Arab economists have called the Arab League to convene an economic summit to debate the latest developments of world and regional economy and their incidence on Arab economic security.
Regional, Economics, 3/30/2000
Arab economists decry Spanish occupation of two Moroccan cities and effects of sanctions
Arab economists, who held their 13th conference in Al-Jadida (200 km south of Rabat), decried Wednesday the Spanish occupation of Sebta and Mellilia, two Moroccan northern cities.
Morocco-Regional-Spain, Politics, 3/30/2000
Morocco - US council holds meeting in Rabat
The Morocco-US Council on Investment and Trade held Tuesday a meeting in Rabat to assess past and future actions.
Morocco-USA, Economics, 3/30/2000
Hain vows British backing to achieve peace in Middle East
British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Peter Hain has stressed that Britain will spare no efforts to help sides concerned in the Middle East achieve peace.
Jordan-UK, Politics, 3/30/2000
Morocco projects 3% growth rate in 2000
Morocco will post a growth rate of 3% in 2000, Moroccan Economy and Finance Minister Fathallah Oualalou said on Wednesday.
Morocco, Economics, 3/30/2000
Arafat deny Barak pledged to admit the Palestinian state
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat on Wednesday denied a report aired by Israeli Army Radio that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak had vowed to accept the declaration of the Palestinian state unilaterally, in September, if a framework agreement is not reached within the course of the set timetable to this effect.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 3/30/2000
Egyptian company for implementing BOT projects 30 million LE
A group of Egyptian companies working in the field of construction decided to establish a new company to run and implement projects on the BOT (build- operate- transfer) system in Egypt and the Arab states with 30 million LE in capital that will named "Alexandria for investment and development."
Egypt, Business, 3/30/2000
Israelis banned from entering Cairo University
The organizing committee for the symposium on "The Encyclopedia on the Jews, Judaism and Zionism" have prevented two members of the staff of the Israeli embassy in Cairo from entering the hall where the symposium is held.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 3/30/2000
On the visit of the Israeli group to Yemen
A group of 12 Israelis of Yemeni descent had visited Sanaa and made tours in the quarters where Jews used to live in the city and they also spoke to several Yemeni Jews who are still living there.
Yemen-Israel, Politics, 3/30/2000
Egypt prepares to host G-15 summit
Egypt started today preparing the special arrangements for convening the summit for the Group of 15 developing countries which Egypt will host under the chairmanship of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on June 19 and 20.
Egypt-International, Politics, 3/30/2000
Moroccan foreign minister meets US - Mideast Project Council members
Moroccan Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister Mohammed Benaissa met on Wednesday with members of the US-Mideast Project Council.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 3/30/2000
French team discovers Queen's Pyramid in Sakkara
A team of French archaeologists has discovered a pyramid at Sakkara near Cairo belonging to an ancient Egyptian Queen from the Sixth pharaonic Dynasty, an Egyptian antiquities official said on Wednesday.
Egypt-France, Culture, 3/30/2000
Egypt to participate in Tripoli International Fair in Libya
Egyptian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Yusef Boutros Ghali agreed on the participation of Egyptian products in the Tripoli International Fair, which will be held on April 5th - 20th on 770 squared meters and which will comprise products from large Egyptian companies.
Egypt-Libya, Economics, 3/30/2000
The Palestinians in Iraq
The Iraqi weekly al-Alaam on Wednesday quoted an Iraqi official source as saying that the Palestinians who have resided in Iraq since 1948 will enjoy the right of ownership (be able to have his own property) in Baghdad.
Iraq, Politics, 3/30/2000
International conference on protecting the environment and remote sensing in Oman
Egypt is participating in the international conference for the Geo Environment 2000 that is currently being held in Oman and is discussing the issues of protecting the interntational environment and remote sensing.
Regional-Egypt, Environment, 3/30/2000
Message from Morocco's king to president of Cape Verde
Prime minister of Cape Verde Carlos Veiga on Tuesday got a message from King Mohammed VI destined for President Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro, who is currently visiting Libya.
Morocco-Cape Verde, Politics, 3/30/2000
Morocco's largest private company Omnium Nord Africain increase sales by 36 percent
The sales of Omnium Nord Africain (ONA), Morocco's largest private company, increased by 36% in 1999 compared to the previous year, ONA chief Murad Cherif said.
Morocco, Business, 3/30/2000
Israel to give shelter to several SLA members
Israeli Army radio said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak decided to permit hundreds of men from the pro-Israel South Lebanon Army militia to stay in Israel following the withdrawal of the Israeli forces from south Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 3/30/2000
German holding projects to construct holidays club in Agadir
A German tourism holding "Aldiana" is projecting to construct a holiday club with a 1,000 bed capacity in the Moroccan southern city of Agadir.
Morocco-Germany, Business, 3/30/2000
Morocco 2000 exhibition opens in London
The exhibition that was dedicated by Moroccan Minister of Trade, Industry and Handicraft Alami Tazi is displaying ready-to-wear garments, leather products, handicraft items, processed sea products, ceramics, furniture, sporting equipment, telecommunication devices and others.
Morocco-UK, Economics, 3/30/2000
US company PSINet raises investment volume in Egyptian market
Egyptian sources said that the US company PSINet, which works in the areas of internet, data technology and communications, is studying increasing its investments in Egypt in the sectors of developing data and communications, saying the US company got the Egyptian government's consent to establish a factory in 6th of October City and that it will cooperate with Egyptian companies to develop software and communications.
Egypt-USA, Business, 3/30/2000
Anniversary of Abdul Halim Hafez
On March 30th 1977, a distinguished page in the history of Arabic songs and music was closed at the death of Abdul Halim Hafez.
Egypt, People, 3/30/2000
Medi-Telecom operates second GSM network in Morocco
The Spanish-Portuguese-Moroccan consortium "Medi-Telecom" activated Wednesday in Morocco its "Meditel" GSM network, eight months after it bought the license $1.08 billion from the Moroccan state.
Morocco, Business, 3/30/2000
Losing Royal Air Maroc contract would be frustrating for Airbus industries
The chairman of Airbus Industries, N. Forgeard, said it would be very frustrating for his group not to get the Royal Air Maroc "RAM" contract for the purchase of 24 aircrafts.
Morocco-France, Business, 3/30/2000
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Arab League Assistant Secretary General Ahmed Bin Hali said the summit between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and US President Bill Clinton is for the good of peace in the area, and the Arab league hails the positive signs from this important meeting. He added that Arab efforts are currently focusing on confronting the Israeli obstinacy in carrying out its international commitments, telling ArabicNews.com that there is an Arab League follow-up committee that is currently preparing an alternative plan if the Israeli obstinacy continues in confronting the international community.
Foreign Minister Amr Moussa met American Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on issues of common interest including the Middle East peace process and developments of Syrian track in the light of the Clinton-Assad talks in Geneva. Moussa discussed with US Assistant State Secretary of State for prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation in the Middle East, Robert Ianhorn means of eliminating weapons of mass destruction in the region.
Syria refused what was said by US President Bill Clinton that Syrian President Hafez al-Assad should raise new ideas for the peace process with Israel after refusing the Israeli proposals. A Syrian information official said Damascus is waiting for Washington to play its role as a main sponsor for the peace process in Middle East and to stop its alliance with Israel, which rebelled against resolutions of international legitimacy.
King Mohammed VI got a message Tuesday from Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Salah. The message was conveyed by Yemeni Labor and Vocational Training Minister Mohamed Tayeb.
A round of talks on demarcation of maritime borders between Yemen and Saudi Arabia was concluded yesterday, the Yemeni news agency, Saba, reported. The two sides, chaired by Yemeni advisor Housein Ali Alhubaishi and Saudi ambassador Mohammed Bin Ali Madani, released a statement saying, "The meetings were held in a brotherhood spirit and a common understanding to serve the interest of the people of the two countries in accordance with the two political leaderships' instructions," Saba reported
The Egyptian government decided to establish an international zoo for rare birds in Arish city in North Sinai in cooperation with the Mediterranean Sea center for the development program and Shamal Sinai governorate. Ahmed Abd El-Gaid, governor of Shamal Siani, told ArabicNews.com that the project includes raising rare birds, artificial lakes and a fair for embalming of the rare types of birds.
Peter Hain, the British minister of state for Middle Eastern affairs, is due to arrive in Cairo on a three-day visit on Saturday, heading a diplomatic delegation coming from Jordan, and he will meet with Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa.
Sources in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry stated that British Prime Minister Tony Blair sent a message of apology yesterday for not attending the African - European summit that will be held on April 3rd and 4th. British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook will head his country's delegation, adding that at the same time the Egyptian Foreign Ministry received confirmations from French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder that they will attend this summit, heading their countries' delegations, in addition to confirmations from 35 heads of African states who will be attending this summit.
A Libyan source stated that a Belgian political and economic delegation headed by Robair Orban, Belgium minister of state, is due to visit Libya on Saturday to discuss cooperation and commercial exchange between the two countries.
An expanded meeting was held yesterday in the headquarters of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo in the attendance of ministers from the African and European states with the Egyptian work group concerned with preparing the African - European summit that is due to be held on April 3rd and 4th in Cairo. During the expanded meeting, the ministers discussed the final procedures for convening this summit, topped by arrangements for the arrival and residency of heads state and the participating delegations in the works of this summit.
Tun Myat of Myanmar was appointed by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan as the UN's humanitarian coordinator in Iraq. Myat replaces Hans Von Sponeck of Germany whose resignation is effective on March 31. Von Sponeck was critical of the humanitarian impact of economic sanctions on Iraq, as was his predecessor, Dennis Halliday.
The emir of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamad Bin Issa al-Khaleifa, received Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi and members of his accompanying delegation on Wednesday in Manama.
Algeria's Cabinet met yesterday and discussed points that included "sector-based priorities"-- especially in the area of water resources-- the "relaunch of the project of the new international airport of Algiers," and the "project of presidential decree bearing on the ratification of OAU convention on the prevention and struggle against terrorism, adopted by the 35th ordinary session of the conference of OAU heads of state and government held in Algiers from July 12 to 14, 1999," Algerian News Agency reported.
IBM computer company signed three cooperation protocols with the Egyptian government according to which it will invest 150 million LE in Egypt, and it will be specified for training on computers for graduates of Egyptian universities and institutes, supporting the educational process in the Egyptian universities in data technology and training on design operations and production through the computers in the Egyptian Ministry of Industry and its affiliated organizations.
Oman's Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and Germany's AACHEN University of Technology (RWTH) yesterday signed an agreement on academic exchange and scientific cooperation, Oman News Agency reported.
Kuwait will hold a cultural week in Oman, including theater, music, and photography, starting on Saturday, Gulf News Agency reported.
A cow gave birth to a two-headed calf in the Ouled Cheikh Community, in the Larache province, on the northern Atlantic, reports the Arabic "Al Mounaataf" daily. The daily said a veterinarian had to resort to a caesarian operation to help the cow and calf stay alive.
Bahrain's crown prince and commander general of the Bahrain defense force met on Wednesday in Singapore with the chairman of the executive authority in Pakistan, Pervaiz Musharraf.
Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday in Amman received the UK's minister of state for Middle East affairs at the British foreign office, Peter Hain, and discussed with him current conditions in the region, bilateral relations between Jordan and Britain and areas of joint cooperation.