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The Arab League announced Saturday it will hold an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Jeddah Sunday ahead of the Islamic Summit to discuss developments in Syria.
Deputy Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Ben Helli told MENA the meeting will discuss appointing a successor in the wake of Special Envoy Kofi Annan’s resignation.
Ben Helli said that Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil al-Araby will head to Saudi Arabia Saturday to participate in the meeting, before attending the summit next Tuesday.
He added that Araby will deliver a speech at the summit explaining the Arab League’s stances on different issues, particularly the situation in Syria and Palestine and the UN General Assembly upcoming meeting, as well as means to support the position of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in addressing the "violence and persecution" facing Muslim minorities in Myanmar.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm