Saudi, Libyan leaders make up at summit


News agencies quoting senior Saudi officials said Libya and Saudi Arabia appeared to have buried the hatchet here after a feud which dated back to 2003 over relations with the West. Qatar News Agency said in a report that at the initiative of The Emir, H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Muammar Gaddafi met at Al Bahr Palace.

The three leaders reviewed ways of enhancing reconciliation among Arab countries.

The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister,

H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani, and H E Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal also attended the meeting, said QNA.

The agencies said the meeting lasted 30 minutes on the sidelines of the Arab Summit.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi stormed out of the venue of the Arab Summit at the Doha Sheraton after criticising the Saudi king and declaring himself the “dean of Arab rulers.”

Gaddafi disrupted the meeting a little after it opened and used the microphone to air his criticism of the Saudi ruler. He then left the venue. News agencies quoted a Libyan delegate as saying he went to the Museum of Islamic Art for a visit.

According to Al Jazeera television network, after Gaddafi walked out of the venue, King Abdullah and the Emir also left, the latter then arranging a meeting between the two leaders.


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