Foreign Minister Meets Secretary General of League of Arab States to Discuss Topics of Fifth Arab-African Summit to be Held in Riyadh

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and the two sides discussed the role of the League of Arab states to embrace joint Arab action, and facing the challenges that the Arab countries are exposed to.

The two sides consulted on the necessary preparations for the convening of the 31st Arab Summit to be held in Algeria, and discussed topics that will be presented at the discussion table at the Fifth Arab Summit, in addition to discussing the latest developments in the situation in Libya and the Palestinian issue.

The meeting came on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

Minister Alhakim expressed Iraq’s keenness to establish strong relations with neighboring countries away from bias policy, and to adopt a policy of distancing from any regional or international conflicts in the region, while stressing that Iraq will remain in constant contact with its Arab brothers and supportive of the efforts of the League of Arab States and its Secretary-General in attempts to unify the Arab word and position.