DAMASCUS, Syria — President Hafez Assad and Jordan's King Hussein concluded a two-day "ice-breaking" summit today, their first meeting in six years, but issued no statements on the results.
The two leaders, who nearly went to war in 1980, hugged and kissed each other at Damascus International Airport before the king returned to Amman.
Assad, who is the Soviet Union's main ally in the Middle East, and the Western-oriented Hussein held two private meetings and two joint meetings with their senior advisers.
Neither leader made a statement at the conclusion of the sessions, and their governments did not issue communiques.
But one source in the Jordanian delegation said: "At least the ice has been broken, and now there is a better chance of more coordination."