Arab Foreign Ministers Consultative Meeting Concludes

Arab Foreign Ministers Consultative Meeting Concludes

Doha / Information Office / June 15  

The consultative meeting of the Arab Foreign Ministers, chaired by HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, concluded in Doha Tuesday.

The meeting was the first following the agreement reached by the Ministers in February on the importance of intensifying their consultative meetings.

A statement issued at the conclusion of the meeting noted that the Ministers discussed the developments of the Palestinian issue, and were briefed by the Palestinian Foreign Ministers in this regard. There were interventions by most of the heads of delegations on these developments, especially in light of the formation of the new Israeli government, which unfortunately was observed to have started its work with extremely negative statements about peace, the Palestinians and the chances of a settlement.

The statement voiced absolute condemnation and denunciation of those statements, and condemned the Israeli insistence on conducting a march in the occupied East Jerusalem, considering that it constitutes a provocation to the Palestinians and may return the situation back to the a state of burning crisis.

The statement added that the meeting also touched on the developments of the Iranian nuclear file negotiations, and the Iranian behavior in the region, as well as the Arab dealing with the crisis in Syria and ways of maximizing the Arab role in this regard. The meeting witnessed important opinions and points of view on these topics.

The meeting also included statements by the Foreign Ministers of Yemen, Libya, Lebanon and Sudan about the situation in their countries.

In another statement issued by the Arab League Council at the Ministerial Level in its extraordinary session, the Council congratulated the United Arab Emirates on obtaining the non-permanent membership in the Security Council for the period 2022-2023.

The statement also thanked the Republic of Tunisia for its efforts in defending the Arab issues and promoting the cooperation between the Arab League and the United Nations during its membership in the Security Council for the period 2020-2021.