CAIRO, Sept 14 (KUNA) -- Arab and African officials were meeting here
Tuesday to prepare for the Arab-African summit to be held in the Libyan city
of Sirt next month, an Arab League official said Tuesday.
Director of Arab Africa Cooperation Department Ambassador Samir Hosni told
reporters a preparatory meeting was held for the Executive Committee of the
high-ranking investment and trade forum, due in Tripoli, Libya, on September
The recommendation of the committee meeting will be referred to the
Arab-African summit, due in Sirt on October 10. An Arab extraordinary summit
will be also held in Sirt on October 9.
Another meeting will be held tomorrow to prepare the draft political
declaration of the Arab-African summit, as well as wording a new strategy for
joint cooperation, said Hosni.
Hosni called for further cementing cooperation with the African countries
in the political, economic and social domains.
This is the second summit to be held between the Arab and African countries
Hosni said Arab and African countries should show further integration and
build an Arab-African zone.
On Sudan, Hosni said the Arab League was continuing support for development
in Sudan and Darfur in particular, as well as helping in repatriation of
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