2007 News Story

Arab League delegation to seek resumption of national dialogue in Lebanon

The Arab League is forming a high-ranking delegation to address the political crisis in Lebanon.

The delegation will be headed by Secretary-General Amr Moussa and will include representatives from Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Qatar and Egypt. It will make contact with Lebanese political leaders as well as concerned regional and international parties and press for the resumption of national dialogue.

The decision to establish the delegation was reached at the Arab League’s extraordinary meeting in Cairo yesterday. Saudi Arabia was represented at the meeting by Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal.

At the meeting, the Arab League condemned the June 13 bombing that killed Lebanese Member of Parliament Walid Eido, his son, as well as a number of innocent civilians. It also called for the resumption of national dialogue in Lebanon and urged the Lebanese to remain vigilant in an effort to foil criminal plots that seek to undermine the country’s security and stability.