Cairo, 25 Safar 1434/7 January 2013 (MINA) – The Arab League announced Sunday that it will be holding a session for Arab Foreign Ministers in Cairo, next Sunday, in order to discuss the Palestinian financial crisis, and the situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon.
The decision was made after Lebanon officially requested the Arab League to convene to discuss these urgent issues.
Arab League deputy Secretary-General, Ahmad Ben Hilli, stated that the Arab Foreign Ministers will also be discussing ways to aid the refugees who fled from Syria to Lebanon, and other nearby countries, according to Ma’an report monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Monday.
Ben Hilli added that the current sharp financial crisis the Palestinian is facing, and the political developments after the Palestinian managed to obtain nonmember state status at the UN General Assembly, will be discussed during the upcoming session.
He further stated that the Arab League Secretary General, Nabil Al-Arabi, will be heading to Europe in order to hold talks on the ways to deal with the current situation in the Middle East, and the means to deal with the situation in Syria.
Ben Hilli added that Al-Arabi will inform the Arab Foreign Ministers on the developments in the financial crisis the Palestinian is facing and will ask them to clarify their countries’ stances regarding implementing what they vowed, during the Arab Summit in Baghdad, regarding providing a financial safety net of a $150 Million a month, to support the state of Palestine. (T/R-020/R-006)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)