Spanish Foreign Minister To Begin Middle East Tour Sunday


Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez is due to kick off a tour next Sunday for several Arab countries which includes Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon tackling the latest development in the region.

In an exclusive statement to KUNA, a spokeswoman for the Spanish foreign ministry said Friday that Jimenez will start her tour in Egypt and meet Prime Minister Issam Sharaf, newly appointed Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Al-Arabi, and Arab League Chief Amr Moussa.

The spokeswoman explained, the Minister will then take off to Syria and meet with President Bashar Al-Assad, her counterpart Walid Al-Mualem, later will travel to Jordan and meet the Jordanian leader.

Concluding her tour, Jimenez will travel to Lebanon and meet with President Michel Suleiman and top ranking Lebanese officials.

The Spanish official noted that the minister’s five-day tour aims at bolstering bilateral relations, including expressing commitment by her country to support peace in the Middle East.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero had visited Tunisia earlier this month, a trip seen as the first European head of government to visit the country since the fall of the former regime in mid-January.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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