2007 News Story

Arab summit to attempt seek a Middle East from nuclear weapons

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said in a statement to Egypt's Middle East News Agency today that the upcoming Riyadh Arab League Summit will be attended by large number of heads of state and would tackle the issues of Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and Somalia, in addition to economic and social issues.

Secretary General Moussa said the summit will address the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative (Beirut Declaration) but that there will be no change to it nor are there plans to amendment the initiative.  In his statement, Amr Moussa said the summit’s agenda would try to unify Arab positions for a Middle East free of nuclear weapons and ways to develop nuclear energy.