CAIRO, 30th August, 2016 (WAM) – The UAE participated in the meeting of the Arab Commission for Development of Joint Arab Action System, which was held today at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League, headed by Mauritania, the current chair of the Arab summit.

The commission reviewed the resolutions of four working development groups in preparation for submitting a comprehensive report to the Arab foreign ministers in their next meeting in Cairo, on 8th September.

The UAE delegation was headed by Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi, Permanent UAE Representative to the Arab League, and UAE ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. It also included Abdullah Al Hammadi, an official at the UAE representative office at the league.

The Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ambassador Ahmed bin Heli, said today’s meeting was devoted to reviewing the resolutions of the four working groups. He added that most of the work has been so far accomplished with the exception of a few points.

Bin Heli noted that the Arab role has to be revamped to address crises, notably, in some Arab countries such as Syria, Libya, and Yemen, as well as backing Iraq, to counter increasing terrorism.