Arab-African Cooperation Commission Meets in Algeria
The Arab-African cooperation commission convened in Algeria on Wednesday for talks on boosting ties between African and Arab states, Panafrican News Agency (PANA) reported.
The commission last met in 1991.
The 12th ministerial session of the standing commission for Arab-African cooperation will be attended by the secretaries-general of the Organization of Africa Union (OAU) and the Arab League.
Revamping Arab-African cooperation will be one of the main issues for the representatives of 12 African and 12 Arab countries.
Algeria called for the revamping of Arab-African cooperation mechanisms at the 73rd OAU ministerial session in Libya.
Beefing up Arab-African dialogue and cooperation in Algiers is part of the new context marked by the initiative for African renewal and partnerships between the continent and major regional groupings, including the United States, Europe and China, said PANA.
Algeria's call was supported by the extraordinary OAU summit held 1st-2nd March in Sirte, Libya, and by the ordinary Arab summit in Amman, Jordan.
The standing commission for Arab-African cooperation comprises the foreign ministers of 24 Arab and African countries. It is jointly chaired by Kuwait on the Arab side and Burkina Faso on the African side – Albawaba.com
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