Arab League secretary-general: Arab fund to rebuild Gaza
Bethlehem – Ma’an – Donations collected from Arab countries to rebuild the Gaza Strip will be deposited in Arab funds, said Amr Moussa, secretary-general of the Arab League, on Tuesday.
Moussa’s comments came in a joint news conference with Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Ahmad Karti following the end of the 131st session of a conference of Arab League foreign ministers.
“In the Sharm Al-Sheikh conference we discussed how to coordinate between European, American, and international mechanisms for implementing reconstruction projects,” Moussa said.
He asserted that it would be much better to have a Palestinian government which encompasses all sides. However, he added, everything is dependent on opening Gaza’s border crossings and lifting the crippling siege, something he said could only come through Palestinian unity.
Mousa highlighted that the atmosphere in the Arab world has become less tense as countries have begun to cooperate with one another.
Commenting on the question of a possible conciliation between Arab countries after the tripartite meeting between Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, Moussa said, “All our endeavors now are focused on ensuring that the Qatar Arab League Summit will succeed.”
With regard to the situation in Sudan, Mousa said Arab countries’ foreign ministers would hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss how to respond to the International Penal Court Decision against Sudanese President Omar Hasan Al-Bashir.