Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit attends the Arab Foreign Ministers extraordinary meeting to discuss the Syrian crisis in Cairo, Egypt December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
CAIRO - 12 December 2017: Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit on Monday met in Cairo with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The meeting deeply discussed ways to deal with with US president Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
It also dealt with Arab diplomatic action planned to be taken to reduce negative impacts of the US decision.
Abbas reviewed during the meeting steps to be taken by the Palestinian side to respond to the unfair decision that isolates the US and undermined its role as a historic sponsor of the peace process between the Palestinians and Israel,
said spokesman for the pan-Arab body Mahmoud Afifi .
Abul Gheit termed as clear and firm the Arab consensus on rejecting and condemning the US decision.
He said that the Arab League will continue to move on the diplomatic and media tracks, as mandated by a recent meeting of the Arab foreign minsiter, to turn this position into concrete steps.
The Arab League will not hesitate to support any position or course the Palestinians decide to take to respond to the unjust US decision, he said.