Arab Parliament establishes Center for Arab Parliamentary Diplomacy

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Sat, 12 Dec 2020 - 06:25 GMT

The convention of the Arab Parliament Dec. 12, 2020 - Press photo

The convention of the Arab Parliament Dec. 12, 2020 - Press photo

CAIRO - 12 December 2020: The Centre for Arab Parliamentary Diplomacy was launched Saturday by the Arab Parliament, signing a protocol with the Egyptian Senate and Cairo University to support the new center.

During the Arab Parliament Convention on Saturday, Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit said regional neighbors adopt policies that run against the Arab world’s national security, and Arabs’ response has to be collective and comprehensive.

He added that an independent Palestinian state will remain on the top priorities of the Arab League and Parliament.

The Palestinian cause faced “frantic efforts to eliminate the two-state solution without a just and sustainable alternative at the time of the outgoing U.S. administration and only sought the continuity of the occupation in its racist and hateful form. We hope the coming period will witness serious efforts to revive negotiations and reach a peaceful settlement that ends occupation and establish a real, sustainable and comprehensive peace in the entire region,” he continued.

The Arab Parliament will also discuss forming an anti-terrorism committee to coordinate Arab parliaments’ efforts against extremism.

For his part, Egyptian House of Representative Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said economic and social challenges faced by the Arab world are unprecedented and have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, which necessitates inter-Arab partnerships to enhance relations between Arab nations.  

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