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December 5, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A new round of shuttle diplomacy was reported Sunday in a growing campaign to reconcile Syria with Egypt, two key Arab states that have been bitterly divided for a decade about approaches to peace with Israel. Prime Minister Zaid Rifai of Jordan made an unannounced visit to Damascus on Sunday morning and conferred with Syrian President Hafez Assad, reportedly carrying a letter from Jordan's King Hussein to Assad connected with Syrian relations with Egypt, according to Jordanian officials.
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July 16, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syrian President Hafez Assad said Sunday that he is ready to move forward on "a serious initiative toward peace" in the Middle East, but both he and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said they are waiting for Washington and Israel to take the first step. Assad held two days of meetings with Mubarak in his first trip to Egypt since its peace treaty with Israel more than a decade ago.
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November 25, 1988
Algeria has decided to restore full diplomatic ties with Egypt, bringing to 14 the number of Arab states to resume relations broken because of the 1979 Egypt-Israel peace treaty, an official announcement said. Meanwhile, Syria gave rare praise to Egypt, its top rival in the Arab world, for recognizing the newly proclaimed Palestinian state despite what Damascus called pressure from Israel.
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July 15, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syrian President Hafez Assad arrived Saturday for his first visit to Egypt since the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, launching talks aimed at establishing Syria as an active negotiating partner to the Middle East conflict for the first time in more than a decade.
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December 13, 1989 | From Reuters
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made a surprise visit to Tripoli on Tuesday for talks with Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi as Egypt cautiously extends a hand of friendship to its old Arab foes, Libya and Syria. Mubarak telephoned Syrian President Hafez Assad on Monday and agreed that air links should be resumed between Cairo and Damascus. The first Egypt Air Boeing 737 flew to Damascus with a party of officials Tuesday, and the first Syrian flight to Cairo is expected today.
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December 26, 1989 | United Press International
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was expected to travel to Syria today, a sign of improvement in relations between the two Arab nations, which have been at odds since Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, a Beirut daily newspaper reported Monday. The leftist As-Safir newspaper, quoting Arab sources in Cairo, said that Mubarak would pay a two-day visit to Syria starting today and would meet with President Hafez Assad.
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January 26, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
After eight years of isolation for signing a peace treaty with Israel, Egypt is being welcomed back to a position of prominence in the Arab world, according to Arab officials and Western diplomats. The officials said that Egypt's standing marked a turning point with the arrival in Kuwait this weekend of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to lead his country's delegation to a summit conference of Islamic leaders, which opens today.
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June 30, 1989 | From Reuters
The rival governments in war-torn Lebanon resumed relations with Egypt on Thursday after a 10-year break, and diplomats said they believe that Cairo's old foe Syria is slowly but surely heading in the same direction. They said the fact that both Lebanon's Iraqi-backed Christian-led military Cabinet and the Muslim-led government supported by Syria have agreed to resume ties with Cairo is a hopeful sign. "If it were up to the Lebanese, they would have restored relations a long time ago, but the decision was not only in their hands," one diplomat said.
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December 28, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egypt and Syria declared the restoration of full diplomatic relations Wednesday, ending a 12-year break that began over Cairo's peace initiative with Israel. The move ends Syria's self-imposed isolation from the Arab mainstream and, at the same time, caps Egypt's restoration to Arab leadership.
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July 16, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syrian President Hafez Assad said Sunday that he is ready to move forward on "a serious initiative toward peace" in the Middle East, but both he and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said they are waiting for Washington and Israel to take the first step. Assad held two days of meetings with Mubarak in his first trip to Egypt since its peace treaty with Israel more than a decade ago.
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May 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday that he wants to help end the feud between Syria and Iraq and persuade Syria's president to attend an Arab summit in the Iraqi capital. Mubarak also said that President Hafez Assad of Syria is now willing to meet with his main foe, Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat. Mubarak spoke to foreign reporters before his final meeting with Assad. It was the first trip to Syria by an Egyptian head of state in 12 years.
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May 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
President Hafez Assad welcomed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with a 21-gun salute Wednesday, signaling a new era in Arab unity. A red carpet and a warm hug by Assad greeted Mubarak at the Damascus airport. They then held a lengthy private meeting. Syrian state radio, in an unusual move for arriving leaders, gave live coverage to the visit, the first by an Egyptian leader in more than 12 years.
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March 6, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Arab world, struggling for a new foothold after a decade of war, intramural squabbling and economic crisis, has launched a drive for political reconciliation that has awakened hopes for unity in the Middle East for the first time since the Camp David accords. Some of the most troublesome regional conflicts still elude a solution.
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December 28, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egypt and Syria declared the restoration of full diplomatic relations Wednesday, ending a 12-year break that began over Cairo's peace initiative with Israel. The move ends Syria's self-imposed isolation from the Arab mainstream and, at the same time, caps Egypt's restoration to Arab leadership.
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December 26, 1989 | United Press International
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was expected to travel to Syria today, a sign of improvement in relations between the two Arab nations, which have been at odds since Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, a Beirut daily newspaper reported Monday. The leftist As-Safir newspaper, quoting Arab sources in Cairo, said that Mubarak would pay a two-day visit to Syria starting today and would meet with President Hafez Assad.
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December 13, 1989 | From Reuters
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made a surprise visit to Tripoli on Tuesday for talks with Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi as Egypt cautiously extends a hand of friendship to its old Arab foes, Libya and Syria. Mubarak telephoned Syrian President Hafez Assad on Monday and agreed that air links should be resumed between Cairo and Damascus. The first Egypt Air Boeing 737 flew to Damascus with a party of officials Tuesday, and the first Syrian flight to Cairo is expected today.
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July 15, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syrian President Hafez Assad arrived Saturday for his first visit to Egypt since the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, launching talks aimed at establishing Syria as an active negotiating partner to the Middle East conflict for the first time in more than a decade.
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May 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday that he wants to help end the feud between Syria and Iraq and persuade Syria's president to attend an Arab summit in the Iraqi capital. Mubarak also said that President Hafez Assad of Syria is now willing to meet with his main foe, Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat. Mubarak spoke to foreign reporters before his final meeting with Assad. It was the first trip to Syria by an Egyptian head of state in 12 years.
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June 30, 1989 | From Reuters
The rival governments in war-torn Lebanon resumed relations with Egypt on Thursday after a 10-year break, and diplomats said they believe that Cairo's old foe Syria is slowly but surely heading in the same direction. They said the fact that both Lebanon's Iraqi-backed Christian-led military Cabinet and the Muslim-led government supported by Syria have agreed to resume ties with Cairo is a hopeful sign. "If it were up to the Lebanese, they would have restored relations a long time ago, but the decision was not only in their hands," one diplomat said.
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December 5, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A new round of shuttle diplomacy was reported Sunday in a growing campaign to reconcile Syria with Egypt, two key Arab states that have been bitterly divided for a decade about approaches to peace with Israel. Prime Minister Zaid Rifai of Jordan made an unannounced visit to Damascus on Sunday morning and conferred with Syrian President Hafez Assad, reportedly carrying a letter from Jordan's King Hussein to Assad connected with Syrian relations with Egypt, according to Jordanian officials.
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