Under the informal proposal agreed to at the Belgrade meeting, a small delegation would visit Iraq with a rough outline for a settlement that generally embraces the conditions set forth in the series of U.N. resolutions.
If encouraged by Iraq's response, the Nonaligned delegation would travel to Washington to consult with American leaders. There would then be a meeting of the Nonaligned Movement coordinating body to propose a formal settlement plan.
Hussein has rejected numerous settlement proposals presented by the United Nations, Arab neighbors and other international bodies because they have made a cease-fire conditional on Iraq's immediate withdrawal from Kuwait.
Loncar made clear that the Nonaligned Movement plan also contains that and other conditions laid out by the U.N. Security Council.
However, members of the Nonaligned Movement feel that because of their history as being a voice for countries overlooked by the superpowers, a proposal coming from them could be more acceptable to Hussein.
The position reportedly taken by the Belgrade meeting bears close resemblance to a five-point proposal being pushed by Iran, in which Iraq would be required to withdraw from Kuwait, Western forces would leave the Gulf area and an Islamic peacekeeping force would patrol border areas until a final settlement could be negotiated. It also reportedly envisions an overall Middle East peace conference.
In other diplomatic developments:
* French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas met Soviet President Gorbachev for two hours in Moscow.
Dumas said both countries confirmed their commitment to the U.N. resolution allowing the use of force to expel Iraq from Kuwait. Dumas, who also met with Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander I. Bessmertnykh and Prime Minister Valentin Pavlov, said he and the Soviet officials also agreed that a Middle East peace conference should be held after the war.
* German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher said after talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo that Bonn would give Egypt $105 million in immediate aid and play a constructive role in reducing its foreign debt.
He also said Germany would provide an unspecified number of so-called sniffer tanks, which can detect chemical weapons, for Egyptian forces fighting against Iraq.
* The U.N. Security Council is scheduled to meet formally on the Gulf crisis late today for the first time since the war broke out.
Times staff writers Michael Parks in Moscow and Carol J. Williams in Belgrade contributed to this report.