CAIRO: Arab League foreign ministers are flocking to Cairo to attend the league’s 144th regular session Sunday chaired by the United Arab Emirates to discuss joint political, social and economic Arab issues.
The discussions are expected to tackle the efforts to solve Syrian refugee crisis at the presence of U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura. Ministers are also expected to spotlight the situation in Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and Comoros, Lebanon, and a territorial dispute involving three islands claimed by both Iran and the U.A.E.
International counter-terrorism efforts, disarmament, ridding the Middle East of nuclear and mass destruction weapons will also top the session’s agenda.
The Arab foreign ministers have previously agreed on the formation of a joint military force, for which a protocol was drafted, and is expected to be presented during the next joint defense council.