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Arab League cmte to meet on Gaza rebuilding Wed

CAIRO, Feb 10 (KUNA) -- The Arab League's higher joint action committee will hold an extraordinary meeting here on Wednesday to probe the reconstruction of Gaza Strip after the Israeli aggression.
The meeting, to be presided over by the league's Secretary General Amr Moussa, will discuss the contribution of regional organizations to the rebuilding process, Moussa told reporters on Tuesday.
The higher joint action committee has been formed by the Arab League Council held at the permanent-delegate level recently.
Meanwhile, the league announced that the committee on the Arab peace initiative, made up of 13 countries, would also hold an emergency meeting on February 19 at the league's headquarters here.
The meeting will be chaired by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Mualem whose country holds the current presidency of the Arab Summit, a league insider told KUNA.
The meeting will mull the situation in the Middle East region as well as the prospects of the peace process in the aftermath of the Israeli offensive on Gaza Strip, the source said.
The Israeli aggression prompted calls around the Arab world to cancel the peace initiative or put it on hold. The committee on the initiative is expected to assess the prospects of the peace efforts during its coming meeting.
Chaired by Moussa, the committee consists of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. (end) mfm.bna.gb KUNA 110004 Feb 09NNNN