Mini Arab summit to be held in Libya in September

June 20, 2010

A mini Arab summit will be held in Libya in September, a Kuwaiti daily has said.

The summit will bring together the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the Qatari emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, the Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi, Al Dar newspaper reported on Sunday.

The meeting will be fully dedicated to discussing Arab reconciliations, the paper said, quoting sources in Egypt it did not name. The Arab League is headquartered in Cairo.

Libya, the chair of the Arab summit that it hosted in March, had initially sought to hold an extraordinary summit, but changed its plans under the onslaught of the complexities it would have to face, the paper said.

However, Libya hopes that the mini summit could overcome some of the obstacles and pave the way for a full meeting of Arab leaders later this year.

Regular Arab summits are held annually in March and are hosted based on the alphabetical order of the Arab states.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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