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Monday, September 13, 1999 Published at 16:47 GMT 17:47 UK

World: Middle East

Iraq's Gulf image reportedly improving

A meeting of Arab League foreign ministers, chaired by Iraq for the first time since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, has ended with reports of an improving atmosphere in the Gulf region.

The Arab League Secretary-General, Esmat Abdel Meguid, described the two-day meeting in Cairo as very civilised.

He said the Gulf crisis remained a problem but attempts were being made to find an acceptable solution, The Iraqi Foreign Minister, Saeed al-Sahhaf, said serious differences remained but the atmosphere had changed for the better.

Earlier, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Amr Moussa, said that he understood Saudi Arabia and Kuwait were easing their opposition to the lifting of sanctions imposed on Iraq after the invasion.

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