Arab Foreign Ministers’ preparatory meeting launches in Kuwait

KUWAIT: The Arab Foreign Ministers’ preparatory meeting for the League of Arab States Council has begun in advance of the 25th Arab summit.

The U.A.E. delegation to the meeting was led by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State.

The Kuwaiti News Agency, KUNA, said that the Arab Foreign Ministers’ preparatory meeting, which was chaired by Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, was to put the final touches ahead of the 25th Arab Summit that will be held on Tuesday amidst critical developments in the Arab world.

The Foreign Ministers will discuss draft resolutions, prepare the agenda of the two-day summit, the Kuwait Declaration and the final communique to be referred to Arab leaders.

The meetings will discuss a number of political, safety, economic and social items, including the Syrian conflict and the humanitarian crises for refugees and displaced people resulting from it, as well as profiles of the process of peace in the Middle East.

The Foreign Ministers will meanwhile express solidarity with Lebanon by providing political and economic support, and to help the Arab League member countries to put an end to Israel’s systematic violations of sovereignty, and the importance of Israeli withdrawal to international borders.

The Arab Foreign Ministers will call on all rebel movements to sign the peace agreements concerning Darfur, and support Sudan to fully implement agreements with South Sudan. They will also discuss the political and democratic transition in Somalia, the Comoros, the conflict between Djibouti and Eritrea, the threat posed by Israel on Arab national security and international peace.

The top diplomats will discuss relations with Africa, review the outcome of the Arab-African summit that was held in Kuwait last November, call upon Arab Ambassadors in African countries to lobby for preventing Israel from obtaining observer status in the African Union (AU), relations with third countries and international organisations, the statutes of the Arab Court of Human Rights and further development of the Arab League.