Syrian, Jordanian FMs Discuss Mideast Crisis
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Al Shara and his Jordanian counterpart, Abdul-Ilah Al Khatib, spoke by phone on Thursday about the regional crisis and the upcoming Arab foreign ministers' meeting in Cairo, reported the official Saudi News Agency (SPA).
They reviewed the developments in the situation in the Middle East, including the extraordinary meeting of the Arab foreign ministers, due to be held next week.
The emergency meeting of the council was requested by Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.
"The ministerial meeting will discuss what measures to take at the Arab and international levels [to face] Israeli practices," Arab League chief Amr Moussa said after a meeting with Arafat, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher and his Jordanian counterpart.
The four-way meeting came on the heels of a meeting of Arab information ministers aimed at coordinating Arab media strategy and countering what they called Israeli "disinformation."
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