Issue 153 - 20 Aug 1985
The sixteen Arab countries represented at the emergency Arab Summit meeting in Casablanca can heave a collective sigh of relief that the conference did not, as some feared it might, turn out an unmitigated disaster. Instead, the participants concluded a three-day meeting with a low key communique which avoided the obvious pitfalls of contention and challenge in inter-Arab affairs, and outlined a cautious and conciliatory approach to a settlement of Arab differences.

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