Manama: A mini Arab summit will be held in Libya in September, a Kuwaiti daily has said.
The summit will bring together the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Qatari Emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Al Dar newspaper reported on Sunday.
The meeting will be fully dedicated to discussing Arab reconciliations, the paper said, quoting sources in Egypt it did not name. The Arab League is headquartered in Cairo.
Libya, the chair of the Arab summit that it hosted in March, had initially sought to hold an extraordinary summit, but changed its plans under the onslaught of the complexities it would have to face, the paper said.
However, Libya hopes that the mini summit could overcome some of the obstacles and pave the way for a full meeting of Arab leaders later this year.
Regular Arab summits are held annually in March and are hosted based on the alphabetical order of the Arab states.