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King Abdullah and President Mubarak hold Talks
Amman, 20 January 2004

His Majesty King Abdullah II and President Husni Mubarak held on Tuesday talks that focused on finding a mechanism for unifying Arab attitudes and supporting the joint Arab action as well as discussing the latest developments in the Palestinian territories and the situation in Iraq.

The King and the President affirmed the importance of coordinating attitudes and unifying Arab efforts prior to holding the Arab Summit scheduled in Tunisia in next March.

They also affirmed the importance of crystallizing an Arab and international position that supports the efforts aiming at removing the obstacles of Peace process and putting it into the right track.

Regarding the Iraqi issue, the King and Mubarak affirmed the two countries' support for the rights of Iraqi people to build an independent and unified Iraq and to choose a national government that represents all spectra of Iraqi people.

The talks also touched on remedying the Arab League through the proposals put forward by Secretary General of the Arab League to Arab countries.

The King and President Mubarak affirmed the importance of proceeding with these proposals to be discussed in the next Arab Summit with a view to improve the performance quality of the joint Arab action.