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2nd Arab-African Summit to take place in Libya late ''10

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) mfm.rg.gb KUNA 131725 Jan 10NNNN