Arab Foreign Ministers Open Talks on Summit Agenda
Foreign ministers and delegates of the 22-strong Arab League opened two days of talks Saturday in Amman to finalize the agenda of next week's Arab summit after a preparatory meeting of industry and economy ministers hit snags over a dispute between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, reported AFP.
Arab support for the six-month-old Palestinian uprising against Israel and "the situation between Iraq and Kuwait" will dominate their discussions at the Royal Culture Center in Amman.
"We will try by every possible means to promote everything that can unify (Arab ranks) and avoid issues that create disunity in order to guarantee the success of the summit," an Arab minister told AFP ahead of the meeting.
On Friday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa told the official Petra news agency that the summit will discuss the political and economic issues that will contribute to the enhancement of joint Arab action in all fields and crystallize
a unified Arab position towards the peace process.
"The summit will not discuss a subject at the expense of another and therefore, all issues that are raised on the agenda will be dealt with adequately."
This will apply to the Iraqi-Kuwaiti situation, he said, adding that the summit will discuss mechanisms for supporting the Palestinian National Authority and the Palestinian people politically and economically – Albawaba.com
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