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Egyptian - Syrian summit
The Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and the Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad convened today a bilateral summit to discuss the developments in the area.
Egypt-Syria, Politics, 5/8/2000
Time ripe for Arab summit
Egypt, Politics, 5/8/2000
Works of Moroccan - Egyptian commercial committee start in Cairo
The meetings of the joint Moroccan - Egyptian commercial committee are commencing today under the chairmanship of Egyptian Minister of Economy Boutros Ghali and Moroccan Minister of Industry and Trade Alami Tazi.
Egypt-Morocco, Economics, 5/8/2000
Egypt condemns Israeli aggression against Lebanon
Foreign Minister Amr Moussa said yesterday on whether Egypt held contacts, yesterday, regarding the escalating situation in Lebanon, Moussa noted there was a phone call with al-Shara, Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and indicated there are ongoing contacts between Egypt and Lebanon.
Egypt, Politics, 5/8/2000
Syrian FM, Larsen held constructive talks
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara on Sunday in Damascus received the UN secretary general's special envoy, Terje Larsen, and members of the accompanying delegation.
Syria-UN, Politics, 5/8/2000
Sudan denies intention to detain Turabi
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Saturday released a decision to freeze the general secretariat of the ruling National Congress Party's federal and state sectors.
Sudan, Politics, 5/8/2000
Higher national promotion council on draft economic and social development
Participants issued recommendations for administrative reform, education, the fight against corruption, 9-to-5 working-hours and women in the public office.
Morocco, Politics, 5/8/2000
Spanish premier starts official visit to Morocco
Spanish premier Jose Maria Aznar starts this Monday a two-day official visit to Morocco at the invitation of Moroccan peer, Abderrahmane Youssoufi.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 5/8/2000
Urgent economic measures in Syria to shore economy
The BBC's correspondent in Damascus said on Saturday that the new Syrian government is trying to alleviate as much as possible the number of the unemployed and to lessen fears of increased unemployment in an atmosphere of clear economic recession.
Syria, Economics, 5/8/2000
Pushing forward Egyptian economy guarantees Egypt¹s future
"Pushing forward the Egyptian economy poses a basic step, probably the only step, that will guarantee Egypt's future and an effective role in the Middle East region," said Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa Sunday.
Egypt, Economics, 5/8/2000
Government discusses activating agreements signed in political, economic fields
A ministerial meeting was held Sunday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Atef Ebeid to discuss activating agreements signed between Egypt and other countries and agreements signed with international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Egypt, Economics, 5/8/2000
Arab League chief message to UN on Israel's aggressions against south Lebanon
Arab League Secretary General Esmat Abdul Meguid has called on the UN to shoulder its responsibilities to halt the Israeli aggression against Lebanon and to pressure Israel to abide by UN Security Council resolution 425.
Regional-Lebanon, Politics, 5/8/2000
Arab parliamentary delegation visits Iraq
A delegation representing Arab parliaments that took part in the deliberations of the 103rd session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which concluded on Friday in Amman, headed for Baghdad on Sunday to become acquainted with the consequences of the embargo imposed on Iraq.
Regional-Iraq, Politics, 5/8/2000
Moussa asks business group to be accountable for results of its work
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa asked Mohammed El-Ghamarawi, head of the organization for investment, to announce to the public the results of the previous seven investment conferences for Egyptian businessmen abroad.
Egypt, Business, 5/8/2000
Syrian -Turkish trade committee meets today in Damascus
Meetings of the Syrian- Turkish joint committee are due to start today under the chairmanship of Syrian Minister of Economy Muhammad al-Imadi and Turkish Minister of State for Economic Affairs Recep Onal, who arrived in Damascus on Sunday evening.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 5/8/2000
Meetings in Qatar to support the Palestinian stance
Faysal El-Husseini, the official in charge of the Jerusalem file in the Palestinian government, headed today to Doha topping a large delegation from Beit El-Sharq (the Orient House) to participate in a meeting that is to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday by the permanent Qatari committee to support Jerusalem.
Qatar-Palestine, Politics, 5/8/2000
Mauritania's foreign minister arrives in Amman
Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Ahmad Ould Sedi Ahmad arrived on Sunday in Amman leading a delegation to Jordan in a visit which will last for four days, during which he will hold talks with several officials on bilateral relations and means of strengthening them.
Jordan-Mauritania, Politics, 5/8/2000
Egypt's attractive investment opportunities
Prime Minister Atef Ebeid said the government is prepared to shoulder initial costs of preparations for opening foreign markets before Egyptian exports, adding that Egypt is prepared to accept the effective supervision by foreign importation offices on rehabilitating the Egyptian products for exportation.
Egypt, Economics, 5/8/2000
Portuguese equipment minister in Morocco
Portuguese minister of equipment, Jorge Coelho, arrived in Rabat this Monday on a two-day official visit to Morocco.
Morocco-Portugal, Economics, 5/8/2000
Trade boosted between Iraq, Egypt
An Egyptian official announced on Sunday in Baghdad that contracts valued at US $100 million were signed on the sidelines of the Egyptian trade exposition currently being held in Baghdad.
Egypt-Iraq, Economics, 5/8/2000
Damascus Declaration commitment still strong, Emirates says
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Rashed Abdullah on Sunday that the Damascus Declaration is standing in commitment and firm ties among its member states. He added that Egypt has advocated the call for convening the Damascus Declaration member states and a meeting will be held soon for them.
United Arab Emirates, Politics, 5/8/2000
Egypt's role in achieving peace, praised
Egypt-Denmark, Economics, 5/8/2000
Swedish delegation winds up visit to Morocco
A Swedish delegation of MPs and NGOs representatives on Sunday wound up an information visit to Morocco during which it conferred with premier, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, foreign affairs and cooperation minister, Mohamed Benaissa, and other officials.
Morocco-Sweden, Politics, 5/8/2000
Tunisia welcomes Italy's decision to grant 3,000 work visas
The Tunisian government welcomed Italy's decision to grant 3,000 work visas to Tunisians in Italy to reduce the illegal immigration from Tunis to Rome.
Tunisia-Italy, Politics, 5/8/2000
$24 million to establishing resort in Tunis
The international tourism company Robinson Club decided to establish a luxury resort in the Tebrka tourism area, 170 kilometers north of the Tunisian capital.
Tunisia, Business, 5/8/2000
Egypt, Arab tendency toward peace, strategic option
Mustafa el Feqqi, Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs and Egypt's permanent delegate to the Arab League, described Egyptian and Arab tendency toward peace in the Middle East as strategic option.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 5/8/2000
Egypt urges Israel to join NPT
Foreign Minister Amr Moussa asserted that Israel accession to the treaty is a must, if stability, safety, and security, in the region, are to be maintained.
Egypt, Politics, 5/8/2000
Saudi Arabia signs agreement on fighting international terrorism
The general secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Conference announced that Saudi Arabia on Sunday signed the OIC treaty to fight international terrorism, making Saudi Arabia the first OIC member state to sign this treaty.
Saudi Arabia-Regional, Politics, 5/8/2000
Barak vows to strongly repel Hizbullah's attacks against Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has stated that he will firmly and painfully respond, regardless of the withdrawal plan from south Lebanon, if Hizbullah continues missile attacks against Israel.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 5/8/2000
Israel continues attacks against south Lebanon
The Israeli occupation forces on Sunday afternoon shelled the heights of al-Tuffah district in occupied south Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 5/8/2000
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King Mohammed VI on Monday received at the Marchane Royal palace in Tangiers, Speaker of the Algerian senate, Bachir Boumaaza. Boumaaza arrived in Tangiers Saturday for a 3-day official visit to Morocco. The visit, the first of the kind, will be an opportunity to probe cooperation means and mechanisms both at the bilateral and international levels.
Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gaddafi has discussed in a telephone call with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir consultations between the two states.
The executive steps started to establish the first Egyptian- Sudanese council. Egyptian businessmen Mohammed Farid told ArabicNews.com he met with the Sudanese ambassador in Cairo to draw up the council's outline and the role it will play in developing economic relations between the two countries.
Egypt's minister of electricity, Ali al-Saeedi, has announced that the Egyptian government will ensure to Lebanon all requirements for maintaining the electricity stations destroyed by the most recent Israeli aggression against Lebanon's infrastructure. In statements he made on Sunday in Cairo, the Egyptian minister said a team of Egyptian experts in Lebanon has started operations to maintain the relay stations at Bsalim station which feeds northern Lebanon with electricity.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Thursday received an invitation from the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khaleifa al-Thani to take part at the conference of the summit of the member states at the Organization of the Islamic Conference to be held in Qatar in November this year. The Iraqi news agency said on Friday that Sheikh Muhammad Bin Fahd al-Thani, the minister's Emir's affairs in Qatar has handed over the Iraqi President the invitation during the latter 's meeting with him on Thursday.
Qatari minister of Habous (endowments) and Islamic affairs, Ahmed Ben Abdellah Lamri, received a message from his Moroccan peer, Abdelkebir Alaoui Mdaghri, dealing with bilateral relations and islamic issues of mutual concern.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa received today Christian Falofski, ambassador of the European Union in Cairo, who delivered a message from Chris Patten, the official responsible for the European Union's foreign policy.
Egypt will participate in the meetings of the foreign ministers of the Barcelona declaration countries for Mediterranean - European cooperation that will take place in Lisbon on May 25- 26.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Sunday received the French minister of state for foreign trade, Francois Hawar. Bilateral relations and means of continuously developing them were reviewed during the meeting.
Danny Yatoum, advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, asserted that Israel may end its occupation of south Lebanon before July, the date that was previously set by Barak. This came in statements made by Yatoum to Israeli Army Radio.
Emirates airline said it is signing several financing contracts to purchase two Airbus 200/230 A airplanes in order to expand its operations during the next five years with new lines
A group of Egyptian youths formed an association that is concerned with computer users and aims at enabling Egyptian youths to receive modern technology and tools.
Mohammad al-Mady, deputy chairman of the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), said yesterday that his company "believes it is possible that cooperative arrangement with Iranian producers could lead to future mutual benefits. such efforts could take a variety of forms, and a number of different ideas could be considered." The Iranian news agency IRNA quoted al-Mady as saying, "We see where annual chemical imports (mostly from Europe and Japan) to Iran and Saudi Arabia account for roughly 10 percent of total import purchases of all products imported by Iran and Saudi Arabia. if some cooperative chemical manufacturing and marketing efforts can reduce the future 'import bill' we pay to others, Iran and Saudi Arabia may both stand to benefit,"