Jordan to Host Next Arab Summit in March
The forthcoming Arab summit will be held in Amman on March 27, sources at Jordan's foreign ministry were quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying Sunday.
They said that the date was fixed following contacts between the Jordanian government and the secretariat general of the Arab League.
They added that prior to the summit, Arab foreign ministers will hold a meeting on March 25 to prepare an agenda for the summit, and a possible draft of the final communiqué.
The main discussion, said the agency, will tackle the Palestinian Intifada and current diplomatic efforts to revive the stumbling peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis.
An urgent Arab summit was held in Cairo late November to support the Palestinian Intifada.
In their final communiqué, Arab leaders denounced the Israeli aggression towards the Palestinians and announced that the peace process was the only way to find an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The leaders also agreed to fund the Intifada and assist the Palestinian people.
Morocco and Tunisia, following the urgent summit, cut off their ties with Israel in protest its aggression against the Palestinians.
Oman cut its ties with the Jewish state late October, while Qatar took a similar step in November. Mauritania is the only Arab country that still maintains diplomatic ties with the Israel, while Jordan and Egypt are the only two Arab countries that have signed peace treaties with Israel -- Albawaba.com
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