Egypt Independent

Qatar calls for Arab meeting to drum up support for Palestinian state



Qatar on Monday called for member states of the Arab Peace Initiative to meet in Doha on 3 August to discuss international support for recognizing Palestinian statehood.
 
The initiative, which aims to address the Arab-Israeli conflict, previously met on 14 July and decided then to call on the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders with Israel, with the capital of East Jerusalem, and to establish its UN membership.
 
Qatar's Arab League delegation sent a memo to the general secretariat that said ministers representing Qatar, Egypt, Palestinians, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Morocco will attend the meeting, as well as the league's secretary general. 
 
Any other Arab country can also attend, the memo said.
 
It said the meeting aims to look at how to drum up the necessary international support for Palestinian statehood, especially from UN Security Council members.
 
Translated from the Arabic Edition