Saturday, April 12, 2008

Livni heads for Qatar to promote normalized ties with Arab states

"Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was to leave for Qatar Sunday for a two-day visit during which she is scheduled to speak at the opening of the Doha Forum on Democracy, Development and Free Trade.

In her speech, Livni is expected to call on Arab nations to assist in the Israel-Palestinian peace process by promoting "gradual" normalization of ties with Israel, among other things.

The foreign minister is scheduled to meet with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, as well as Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamed bin Jassem al-Thani.......

Foreign ministers from Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain are also expected to attend the Doha conference. Israel does not maintain diplomatic relations with these countries, but it is not yet clear whether Livni will meet with any of the foreign ministers in attendance......"

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