- Title: EGYPT: MUBARAK MEETS ARAFAT, AL-MARGHANI AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS
- Date: 28th June 1995
- Summary: CAIRO, EGYPT (JUNE 28, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. EXTERIOR ITHADIYAH PRESIDENTIAL PALACE 0.03 2. SLV/SV EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK AT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH EXILED LEADER OF THE SUDANESE DEMOCRATIC MOHAMMED AL MERGHANI. 0.18 3. SLV/SV VARIOUS OF MUBARAK AT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISTION LEADER (PLO) YASSER ARAFAT/ ARAFAT SAYING "WE WILL WORK FOR EGYPT, PALESTINE AND THE ARAB AND ISLAMIC NATION. GOD GAVE YOU STRENGTH AND PRESERVE YOU OH PRESIDENT FOR EGYPT PALESTINE AND THE ARAB AND ISLAMIC NATION. ALL OUR HEARTS ARE WITH YOU. (ARABIC) (8 SHOTS) 1.06 4. SV MUBARAK WITH EGYPTIAN ARMY LEADERS (4 SHOTS) 1.38 5. SLV GROUP OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS SHEIK GADD EL-HAQQ ALI GADD-EL HAQQ AND POPE SHNUDAH ARRIVING (2 SHOTS) 1.55 6. SV MUBARAK WITH RELIGIOUS LEADERS 2.06 7. SLV CROWD APPLAUDS 2.13 8. SV MUBARAK AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS ARRIVE TO CHEERING CROWD 2.23 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: CAIRO, EGYPT
- Country: Egypt
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- Story Text: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday (June 28) met with Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat and the exiled leader of the Sudanese Democratic Unionist Party Mohammed al-Marghani.
Arafat wished Mubarak well, and expressed relief at the failure of Monday's assassination attempt upon the Egyptian leader.
"God give you strength," Arafat told Mubarak, adding that his survival was linked to that of all Palestinian and Arab people.
The two later discussed the latest negotiations between PLO and Israeli officials on the transfer of authority to Palestinians on the West Bank.
Mubarak survived unscathed an attack on his motorcade in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Cairo has accused Sudanese Moslem extremists of the attack, and relations between Sudan and Egypt have deteriorated sharply.
Egyptian defence officials said they exchanged fire with Sudanese soldiers near the disputed Halaib triangle on Tuesday night.
Mohammed al-Mirghani, the moderate leader of Sudan's main opposition, also expressed his relief at the failure, and congratulated Mubarak and his security services.
The present government in Khartoum is dominated by the Moslem fundamentalist National Islamic Front (NIF), led by Hassan al-Turabi. It took power in a military coup in 1989.
Al-Mirghani and former president Jaafar Nimeiri have been in exile in Egypt since the coup.
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