This Sunday, in Cairo, a preparatory meeting of the Council of the Arab League in its 158th session, at the level of permanent delegates, began for two days, as a prelude to the next meeting of Arab foreign ministers tomorrow Tuesday.
Several ministerial meetings will be held on the sidelines of this edition, including the consultative meeting of foreign ministers, the meeting of the Arab ministerial committee working to put an end to Israeli measures in the occupied West Bank and the meeting of the Arab ministerial committee responsible for monitoring the developments in the crisis with Iran.
Before heading to the Egyptian capital to take part in this meeting, our Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad is currently in the Jordanian capital, Amman. Today, Monday, the Moroccan Foreign Minister will meet with Ayman Safadi, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. Nasser Bourita is also expected to meet with Palestinian Authority officials before attending the Arab foreign ministers’ meeting, which will take place in light of numerous regional challenges, according to diplomatic sources briefed tomorrow Tuesday.
The press release from the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States indicated last Friday that the agenda for this edition will be articulated around eight axes dealing with different issues of joint Arab action, in the political, security, legal, social, financial and administrative. He also pointed out that several ministerial meetings were planned on the sidelines of the session, including a closed-door consultative meeting of foreign ministers, a meeting of the Arab ministerial committee responsible for halting Israeli measures in occupied Al-Quds and a meeting of the Arab ministerial committee concerned with following the development of the crisis with Iran.
The agenda for the session, according to a previous statement from the League of Arab States, includes eight main items dealing with various issues of joint Arab action, political, security, legal, social, financial and administrative. At the top are the report of the Secretary General of the Arab League on his activities and the modalities or procedures for implementing the decisions of the Council between two sessions as well as the half-yearly report of the Council monitoring the implementation of decisions and commitments.
It also includes a point on the Palestinian question and the Arab-Israeli conflict, supporting the budget of the State of Palestine. A report on water security in the Arab world and the plundering of water by Israel in the occupied Arab territories as well as the Syrian Arab Golan will also be presented to the Audience. It is also expected that the foreign ministers of Arab countries will discuss during this meeting Arab issues and national security, solidarity with Lebanon, the evolution of the situation in Syria, Libya and Yemen, Iranian colonization of the three islands in the Persian Gulf, as well as maritime security and energy supplies in the Persian Gulf.