Moussa: Kuwait Supports Plans for Reform of Arab League
Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said on Monday he had received Kuwait’s support in his drive to reform the 22-member organization, the official Kuwaiti news agency, KUNA, reported.
Moussa, who arrived in Kuwait Sunday, met with Emir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed A Sabah and reviewed regional and international developments, KUNA said.
Kuwait "has promised to furnish all kinds of aid to support efforts to reform and improve the functioning of the Arab League," Moussa said during a separate meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah.
Moussa also reviewed with the emir the upcoming Arab League meeting set for Wednesday and the "disastrous" situation around the nearly ten-month Palestinian Intifada.
The extraordinary meeting of the Arab League committee was called by the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and will focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Arab League committee groups Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the Palestinian Authority.
The GCC, headed by Saudi Arabia, also comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
On Sunday, Moussa said his discussions would also cover "the question of Kuwaiti prisoners held in Iraqi prisons and Kuwaiti possessions in Iraq," KUNA said.
Moussa also made a brief visit on Sunday to Saudi Arabia that focused on the Middle East conflict and plans to restructure his organization – Albawaba.com