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Annan Meets With Leaders of Egypt And Saudi Arabia

Annan Meets With Leaders of Egypt And Saudi Arabia on Middle East Issues

New York, Nov 9 2005 2:00PM

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan met today with the leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia in their respective countries as part of a two-week trip that began in France and will also take him to Tunisia and Pakistan.

This morning, Mr. Annan had a working breakfast in Cairo with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. They discussed developments in Syria and Lebanon, Iraq, and the Middle East peace process, according to a UN spokesman.

The Secretary-General then left Cairo for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he met this afternoon with King Abdullah for more than an hour. They had a wide-ranging discussion and exchange of views on Iraq and on Syria and Lebanon, the spokesman said.

Mr. Annan also thanked Saudi Arabia for its support of the relief effort in Pakistan, including its bilateral contributions, which he said should serve as an example to other nations.

This evening, he is expected to attend a working dinner with the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud, with the two of them holding a joint press conference afterward.


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