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Arab Foreign Ministers meet at Dead Sea ahead of Arab Summit

APS - 27 March 2017

DEAD SEA (Jordan)- Arab Foreign Ministers Council meeting opened Monday at the Dead Sea, Jordan, attended by Minister of Maghreb Affaires, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel.

The Arab policy chiefs will examine ten decisions developed during the meetings of the Economic and Social Council, before submitting them to the Arab Summit, due to open Wednesday.

The meeting will discuss the latest developments relating to the Palestinian issue, in the light of the current challenges and the crises in Syria and Yemen, in as well as the situation in Libya, Iraq and Somalia.�

The meeting will also examine counterterrorism issues, Arab national security, relations with the neighbours of Arab countries, international cooperation and regional organizations, in addition to the Arab League reform.

The Foreign ministers will consider how to make of the Middle East a mass destruction weapons-free zone.

They will also address the issue of human rights in Arab countries and a plan to create an Arab mechanism to provide humanitarian aid to disaster victims, refugees and displaced people.�