Friday, April 22, 2011

The Arab League postpones summit in May about the situation in the region

Cairo. .- The Assistant Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Ben Helli, announced today that the indefinitely postponed the summit scheduled for May 11 in Baghdad because of the tense situation in the region. The bloc's foreign ministers, he added, will meet May 15 in Baghdad to discuss a new date for the summit.

A League fall 21 Arab countries of North Africa and Asia, and the Organization for the Liberation of Palestine (PLO). The postponement of the summit this year was a long-shuffle option due to the civil war situation in Libya, as well as popular revolts in Syria and Yemen. In addition, the Gulf countries had protested against Baghdad to host the meeting after the Iraqi government criticized the violent suppression of protests by Shiites against the Sunni royal family in Bahrain.

In Iraq, where most of the population is Shiite, governed by a coalition of community and the Kurds. In the May summit is expected to elect a successor to the current secretary general of the Arab League, Amre Moussa, the Egyptian. The senior diplomat, who led the agency since 2001, wants to run for presidential elections in his country.

His tenure at the helm of the League is 15 May.

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