Arab League council's FMs meeting starts in Cairo

The Arab League (AL) council started its 128th session at foreign ministers level here Wednesday at the AL headquarters.

Arab League council's FMs meeting starts in Cairo
The Arab League (AL) council started its 128th session at foreign ministers level here Wednesday at the AL headquarters.

Some 26 items, among which a report of the fact-finding committee on Gaza Strip incidents, the situation in Lebanon and efforts to revive an Arab peace initiative, are high on the agenda of the AL council meeting.

The Arab foreign ministers will also discuss the latest developments in Iraq and a draft resolution on assisting countries hosting Iraqi refugees.

Making a speech at the opening session of the AL council meeting, AL Secretary General Amr Moussa said Arabs should not allow a U.S.-brokered international conference on Mideast peace to be a photo opportunity only.

If the conference was only a photo opportunity, it would not only be profitless, but also mar Arab national interests, Egypt's official news agency MENA quoted Moussa as saying.

Earlier in the day, the AL fact-finding committee on Gaza Strip developments and the Arab peace initiative committee held closed-door meetings respectively prior to the opening of the AL council session, according to MENA.

The fact-finding committee on Gaza was said to mull a report to be raised to the AL council session.

Meanwhile, the Arab peace initiative committee evaluated efforts exerted to promote the initiative and to take future steps.

The peace initiative committee also probed the stance of the Arab world on the U.S.-proposed international peace conference on Mideast, which was said to be held in November in Washington.

Agencies
Last Mod: 06 Eylül 2007, 10:34
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