Qathafi: Arab states side with the enemy
Regional-Libya, Politics, 3/30/2006
The 18th Arab summit on Wednesday concluded its meeting in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum in its last and second day by convening the final session which followed an open session in which several Arab and foreign leaders and officials were speakers.
Amid remarkable absence for most of the Arab leaders from the open session, which was held on Wednesday morning, each of the Lebanese president Emile Lahoud and the President of Mauritania Ala Weld Nuhammad Faal and the Tunisian prime minister Muhammad al-Ghanoushe as well as the foreign ministers of Egypt and Iraq, Ahmad Abul Gheit and Hoshiar Zeibari, respectively and a representative for the Saudi government delivered speeches on behalf of their governments.
The representative of Russia, Alexander Sultanove, delivered a speech on behalf of the Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as two speeches by the representatives of Japan and China.
The Libyan leader Muammar al-Qathafi interrupted the open session on Wednesday after he on Tuesday interrupted and boycotted the close door meeting calling for an open session. He said " there is no consensus because Arab countries chose to be positioned with the enemy."
The Libyan leader col. Mu'ammar al-Qathafi boycotted the close door session, calling for an open session. In a firing statement he said: there is no consensus because certain Arab countries chose to be positioned with the enemies."
In an unexpected step, Saudi Arabia announced its apology to host the 19th Arab summit on its lands. The Saudi minister of labor said in his speech at the open final session of the Arab summit that his country apologized for not accepting to host the next Arab summit.
Arab League sources said that the next summit will be held in Egypt in March 2007.
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