Arab League Chief to Start Tour of Maghreb Tuesday
Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa will start a tour of the Maghreb states Tuesday, traveling first to Morocco, then to Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya.
A league statement cited by the official Kuwaiti news agency, KUNA, said Moussa would discuss with leaders of these states his plan to develop and restructure the league.
Regional developments are also on Moussa’s agenda, with a focus on Israeli aggression against Palestinians.
Moussa has already visited Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria and Sudan.
Moussa's visit to Mauritania is the first by an Arab League chief to the Arab country. It comes after the controversial visit paid by Mauritania's foreign minister to Israel in violation of a unanimous league recommendation to suspend all political contacts with the Jewish state.
Moussa was unanimously chosen by the Arab heads of state to succeed Esmat Abdel Meguid during the Arab summit in March in Amman. The former Egyptian foreign minister is tasked with revitalizing the umbrella organization - Albawaba.com
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