Arab Foreign Ministers issue final resolutions

March 3, 2009

The 131st Session of the Arab Foreign Ministers concluded at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo today.


The delegates, including Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, approved a number of recommendations drafted by the open-membership Arab Committee at the Experts’ Level on the protection of Arab national security.

Among the Committee’s suggestions was the activation and expansion of the Arab Peace and Security Council. Regarding the Arab peace initiative, the ministers reaffirmed the wisdom of the framework and confirmed their willingness to settle the Arab-Israeli conflict fairly.

The Foreign Ministers’ final statement touched on several issues, including: maritime piracy; attempts to internationalize the Red Sea; Israel’s stock of weapons of mass destruction; Gaza reconstruction; Iraq; the Golan Heights; the International Tribunal in Lebanon; the U.A.E.’s three disputed islands; U.S. sanctions on Syria; Sudan’s dispute with the International Court of Justice; Somalia; and the situation along the Djibouti-Eritrean border.

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