AL chief exchanges messages with Arab leaders on freeing Middle East from nuclear weapons
Regional-Qatar, Politics, 12/14/1999
Arab League Secretary general Esmat Abdul Meguid on Monday received a message from Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Bin Jasem al-Thani. The message, which was handed over by the Qatari ambassador to Egypt, is connected to the efforts made by Qatar to make the Middle East a zone free from nuclear arms.
Meantime, the AL's assistant secretary general for political affairs Muhammad Zakaraya Ismael said that the Al chief has sent messages to the Arab foreign ministers urging them to unify Arab efforts during their contacts with the UN general assembly with a view to freeing the Middle East region from nuclear arms and weapons of mass destruction.
Abdul Meguid also received similar messages from the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the Sudan and Jordan on efforts being exerted to make the region a nuclear-free zone.
Ismael said that AL efforts aim to demonstrate Israel's nuclear danger in the region and the importance of freeing the area from nuclear weapons.
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