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Arab justice ministers issue communiqué

Justice Minister Dr. Abdullah Ibn Muhammad Al Ash-Shaikh chaired the 16th conference of the executive bureau of the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice, which ended its three-day session in Damascus today by issuing a joint communiqué in which they underscored the importance of creating a mechanism to implement the anti-terrorism agreement initiated by the Cairo conference of Arab interior ministers and justice ministers. The communiqué also made reference to the outcome of several technical committees on a unified Arab law on penal matters, and praised Arab efforts to contribute to the proposed International Criminal Court in Rome.