2007 News Story

Arab League forms subcommittees to promote Arab Peace Initiative

An Arab League ministerial committee chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal met in Cairo Wednesday to discuss reactivating the Arab Peace Initiative. The meeting was held as a follow-up to the Riyadh Summit resolutions on restarting the Arab plan, which was adopted at the Arab League’s 2002 summit in Beirut.

In a communiqué, the committee announced the formation of a ministerial task force to promote the initiative internationally. The task team will consist of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Qatar, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, and Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa.

A second team consisting of Egypt and Jordan was established to promote the initiative with Israel.