CAIRO, March 24 (KUNA) -- The Arab Lawyers Union (ALU), a non-government
confederation of the bar associations of the Arab countries, on Saturday urged
the upcoming Arab Summit to confront the dangers of fragmenting the Arab
The nation is facing mounting plots by hostile powers that seek to divide
the nation into smaller countries on ethnic or sectarian lines, and weaken its
unity, the Cairo-based ALU said in a statement five days ahead of the summit,
due in Baghdad on March 29.
The statement cited as evidence of "the deplorable status quo of the nation,
" the escalation of the Israeli abuses against the Palestinian people and the
Muslim sanctities in the occupied territories, the secession of South Sudan,
the sectarian strife in Yemen, the insurgency in Iraq and Somalia, and the
unrest in Syria.
The ALU urged closer cooperation among the Arab countries to cement unity
and achieve integration and speeding the democratic reforms in order to
promote human rights and civil liberties.
It voiced hope that the Baghdad summit will turn over a new leaf in the
history of the Arab joint action and help the Arab nation overcome the
unprecedented challenges. (end)
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