Syria completes all preparations for Arab Summit

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said on Tuesday that his country has completed all preparations for the Arab Summit which will be held in Damascus at the end of March.

Syria completes all preparations for Arab Summit
Muallem made the remarks at a weekly cabinet meeting during which he briefed the ministers on regional and international developments, the official SANA news agency reported.

The Arab Summit will be held as scheduled in Damascus on March 29 and 30. Syria had said all the Arab countries would be invited to the summit.

Earlier reports said the summit may be postponed since some Arab countries threatened to boycott the meeting if Syria does not facilitate the election of Army commander Gen. Michel Suleiman as Lebanese president.

Syria is accused of obstructing the presidential elections in Lebanon through its opposition allies.

Lebanese presidential seat has been vacant since former President Emile Lahoud stepped down on Nov. 24, 2007 and the sharply divided Lebanese parliament has delayed the elections for 15 times without a consensus.

Agencies
Last Mod: 05 Mart 2008, 12:54
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