Iraqi Foreign Minister Concludes Visit to Yemen [Archives:2000/45/Local News]

November 6 2000

SANAA_ Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Said al-Sahaf left here on Saturday for Cairo after a two-day visit. During his stay, the Iraqi minister met with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and delivered a message to him from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on bilateral relations and Arab and international issues of mutual concern, the official Yemen News Agency said.
The message came in the framework of consultations and exchange of views between Yemen and Iraq regarding the upcoming summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Doha, Qatar, Sahaf told reporters before departure. He said the message was aimed at rallying support from Yemen for Iraqs appeal that the OIC summit slated for November 12-14 should be devoted to the Palestinian cause and extending support for the
Palestinians. Iraq said last month that it would try to persuade the OIC members to devote the coming Islamic summit to the Palestinian cause only. Sahaf arrived in the Yemeni capital Friday evening on a multi-leg Arab tour, which started from Jordan on Tuesday. He is also expected to visit Libya and Qatar. (Xinhua)