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The Arab foreign ministers concluded on Wednsday the 150th ordinary session of the Arab League Council, held under the chairmanship of Sudan.

Arab FMs back Syria, Yemen, Libya unity

Wed, September 12, 2018 20:57

CAIRO, September 12 , 2018 - Arab foreign ministers asserted a firm commitment to preserving the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the three war-torn countries of Syria, Libya and Yemen and rejection of foreign interference in their domestic affairs.

The assertion came in three resolutions released by the Arab League Council at the end of its 150th ordinary session. The meeting was held at the level of Arab foreign ministers under the chairmanship of Sudan. The three resolutions are entitled “The Developments of the Situation in Syria”, “The Developments of the Situation in Yemen” and “The Developments of the Situation in Libya”.

In “The Development of the Situation in Yemen” resolution, the Arab League Council asserted the continuation of support for  constitutional legitimacy in Yemen under the chairmanship of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. It would back measures taken by the legitimate government to normalise the situation, end the coup and restore security and stability to all Yemeni governorates.

The ministers also backed the stance of the Yemeni government and its adherence to  the Gulf initiative, the outcome of the  national dialogue, the United Nations Security Council resolution No. 2216 and other international resolutions of relevance.

On Syria, the Arab League Council said that the only possible way out of the Syrian crisis was represented in a political solution realised in the participation of all Syrian parties in a way that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people. This is in accordance with the Geneva 1 statement which was released on June 30, 2012 and with relying on the resolutions and statements released in this regard, especially the UN resolution 2254 for 2015. The ministers also highlighted their support for UN efforts in holding the Geneva meetings to reach a political settlement of the Syrian crisis. It called for co-operation between the Arab League and the UN to make the Syrian negotiations a success.

On Libya, the council renewed its commitment to respecting the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya. It supported the efforts of the presidential council of the national reconciliation government to preserve peace, undermine the activity of the terrorist groups and consolidate the state’s sovereignty over all the country’s territory.

The 150th round of the Arab League Council started in Cairo on Tuesday, attended by 18 Arab foreign ministers. The ministers discussed the development of the situation in the region; especially the Palestinian cause which is passing through a dangerous stage, the challenges facing Arab national security, ways of combatting terrorism and the development of disputes in a number of Arab countries, especially Syria, Libya and Yemen.

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