March 12, 1991 |
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi said a factory in Rabta "for the manufacture of medicines" will start up by June. The United States says the plant is a disguised chemical weapons plant. Kadafi told delegates to the opening session of the Arab Maghreb Union--composed of Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia--that "each of you will be able to participate in it, visit it or buy medicines." The U.S.
January 21, 1990 |
Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadafi arrived Saturday on the eve of a meeting with leaders of the five-nation Arab Maghreb Union that is expected to focus on the Western Sahara dispute again souring relations between Algeria and Morocco. The regional organization grouping Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria and Libya was created last February to work for integration between the North African Arab states.
July 17, 1990 |
Leaders of the 17-month-old Arab Maghreb Union will meet Saturday in Algiers to advance plans for a North African common market that would parallel the more unified European Community upcoming by the end of 1992. Substantial progress is considered possible on an agreement to eliminate trade barriers and customs duties, allowing free circulation of goods among the five Maghreb countries--Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.