Arab summit issues 14 resolutions
Regional, Politics, 3/29/2001
The Arab leaders who met in Amman over two days have come up with 14 Resolutions, including the following:
As regards Arab boycott of Israel, the summit decided to activate the boycott via liaison offices concerned in Arab countries in a bid to prevent any dealings with Israel.
the summiteers decided to authorise the Arab league Secretary-General to follow up the implementation of this resolution.
As regards the Arab Follow-Up Committee, Arab Heads of State agreed to implement the committee's recommendation regarding backing in full the Palestinian people as well as activating political moves on the Arab and international tracks.
Within this context, the Committee will forward to the summit's presidency a report on its activities and recommendations in a bid to be reviewed during the next Arab Summit.
On the Lebanese track, the Summit asserted it would continue to back in full the Lebanese people until a complete liberation from the Israeli occupation was realised.
The resolution condemned the continued Israeli violation of Lebanon's sovereignty, by means of imprisoning Lebanese people inside the occupied parts in south Lebanon.
It also denounced Israel's reluctance to hand over landmine maps. The summit decided to offer dollars 50 million in urgent aid to Lebanon to help it remove the Israeli-planted landmines.
As regards the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, the summit asserted their right to return home.
On Somalia, the summit highlighted the importance of ironing out internal differences via a constructive dialogue taking into account Somalia's complete sovereignty.
The summit welcomed the efforts exerted by the Somali transitional government to help realise security, stability, and integration in Somalia.
It called on the Somali powers to mobilise efforts in support of the new government to help it achieve its desired goals.
It also urged the international community to intervene and help the government in its efforts for reconstruction.
As regards the Comoros, the summit reaffirmed respect for sovereignty and integration of the country and welcomed the recent reconciliation agreement signed on Feb. 7, 2001.
It called on Arab international banks to establish branches in the country to help develop infrastructure services.
Regarding the situation in the UAE, the summit denounced Iran's continued occupation of the lesser and greater tunbs and Abu Moussa islands. the summit also condemned Iranian military practices on the islands.
On the Sudanese file, Arab leaders decided to back the Sudanese demand as regards lifting the us-imposed sanctions.
They, meantime, demanded of the UN Security Council to intervene and help lift what they termed "unilateral" sanctions.
The summit authorised the Arab League Secretary-General to follow up the implementation of this resolution.
Regarding Libya, the summit called on the UNSC to intervene and lift the sanctions imposed on the country.
It also urged the US to start a direct dialogue with Libya on means to realise a normalisation of relations.
The summit also affirmed its support for Libya's demands for compensation for the losses incurred during the sanctions period.
On Arab African cooperation, the summit decided to continue efforts to further cooperation in the various domains.
As regards assisting the Palestinians, the Arab leaders decided to continue backing the Palestinian economy and exempting the Palestinian products from customs duties in accordance with the Extraordinary Cairo Summit Resolutions.
They assigned the Permanent Delegates of the UN to discuss paying one billion Euro from Iraq's revenues of oil-for-food programme to secure the Palestinians` needs.
The leaders unanimously elected Foreign Minister Amr Moussa as Arab League Secretary General. Moussa will assume the post on may 16 after the end of outgoing Arab League chief Esmat Abdel meguid`s five-year term on may 15.
Moussa was assigned to take necessary steps in order to restructure the Arab League and activate its role in dealing with the Nation's issues.
Regarding holding inter-Arab economic conference in November in Cairo, the leaders welcomed Egypt's initiative to host the first economic conference among Arab countries.
A large number of Arab and international organisations and businessmen will take part in the conference with the aim of promoting Arabs` economic capabilities in order to cope with the global changes.
As regards inter-Arab economic action, the leaders decided to remove all financial and technical restrictions and step up trade exchange among Arab countries as the first step to set up Free Trade Area (FTA).
They decided to assign the Arab Social and Economic Council to study the necessary steps in order to set up customs federation, taking into account Arab countries` conditions.
the leaders decided to provide the appropriate atmosphere to lure investments and activate the agreement signed regarding investing Arab capitals.
The Arab leaders underlined the importance of encouraging the private sector to take part in joint Arab ventures.
the Economic Council was assigned to cooperate with sides concerned to study linking Arab countries with each other and upgraging the transport sector.
As for the energy field, the leaders assigned Arab Electricity Ministers to work out a plan In order to complete the establishment of inter-Arab power grid.
In order to promote inter-Arab cooperation in the information technology and communications fields, Arab countries should modernise the communications and information networks, the leaders said.
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