2006 News Story

Arab League foreign ministers conclude meeting in Cairo

The Arab League Council of Foreign Ministers concluded its meeting in Cairo yesterday. The Saudi delegation was led by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nizar Madani.

The Council reaffirmed that the Arab Peace Initiative is the only way to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in the region. The ministers stressed that the Palestinian Authority is a full partner in the peace process.

The Council called on Iran to reconsider its rejection of a peaceful resolution of the dispute between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iran over three Arabian Gulf islands (Lesser and Greater Tunb and Abu Mousa), currently occupied by Iran.