Urgent meeting for Arab ministerial committee to lift the embargo from Iraq
Regional-Iraq, Politics, 2/15/1999
Arab League Secretary General Esmat Abdul Meguid has called upon Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa to arrange an urgent meeting of the ministerial committee in charge of following up efforts with the UN Security Council to lift the economic embargo imposed on Iraq.
In a statement he made in Cairo on Sunday before heading for Kuwait, Abdul Meguid said that had sent an urgent message in this respect to al-Sharaa, in the Syrian official's capacity as chairman of the ministerial committee formed by the Arab foreign ministers in their meeting in Cairo on January 24.
The AL chief added that he will hold during his visit to Kuwait talks with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah and Kuwaiti officials on the current Arab conditions and the Iraqi question in light if the recent consultation ministerial meeting of the Arab FMs.
He said he will brief the Kuwaitis on the contacts he made with the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the messages he exchanged with him on the situation in Iraq.
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