CAIRO, Jan 13 (KUNA) -- The Arab League announced on Wednesday that the
Second Arab-African Summit would be held on Libya in late 2010, 33 years after
the first such event took place here in 1977.
The upcoming summit aims to build an Arab-African strategic partnership,
director of the African affairs division of the league Ambassador Samir Hosni
told reporters here.
The Arab League will host a meeting on Sunday under the co-chairmanship of
the league's Secretary General Amr Moussa and President of African Union (AU)
Commission Jean Ping to commence the arrangements for the summit.
The preparatory committee is made up of senior officials from four Arab
countries, namely Algeria, Kuwait, Libya and Morocco, and four African
countries, namely Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana and Tanzania, Hosni disclosed.
Moussa and Ping are scheduled to co-chair the fifth meeting on Arab-African
cooperation on Saturday, he added. (end)
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