Arab Parliament holds 2nd session over U.N. General Assembly

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Sat, 23 Dec 2017 - 06:26 GMT

FILE – An Arab Parliament session

FILE – An Arab Parliament session

CAIRO – 23 December 2017: The Arab Parliament will hold the second session on December 24 at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo to discuss the latest developments over the U.N. General Assembly’s resolution about Jerusalem.

Mishal bin Fahm al Salmi, president of the Arab Parliament, will head the second session from December 24 to 28. The sessions will discuss the serious challenges that face the Arab world and follow the action plan of the emergency session from the Arab Parliament on December 11 over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The Arab Parliament’s plan included visits to European and African states to defend occupied Jerusalem and its legal, historical and religious status, as well as the impact of Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

During the second session, the Arab Parliament will discuss the political, economical and legislative issues in the Arab world, as well as the position of Arab communities in European countries.

It is scheduled to discuss an action plan to remove Sudan from the list of countries funding terrorism and ways to support and help Arab refugees and displaced women and children.

Earlier, the president of the Arab Parliament strongly denounced crimes committed by Houthi militants in Yemen against Yemeni MPs and leaders of the General People's Congress, along with civilians.

The crimes include extrajudicial killings and kidnappings, along with threats of liquidation and arbitrary detentions.

These crimes reveal the real ugly face of these militants, he said, pointing out that these crimes are committed under the blessing of the Iranian regime, which has a political agenda for spreading chaos and imposing its doctrine in the region, he added.

Salmi underlined the Arab Parliament's full support for the legitimate government in Yemen, which is represented by President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi.

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