The Arab League is likely to seek discussion of he Palestinian question during the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly later this month.
The Arab League is likely to seek discussion of he Palestinian question during the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly later this month. The Palestine Liberation Organisation has requested that its cause be discussed as a separate item instead of part of the Middle Ease crisis. If this is done it would be the first time that the problem has been presented to the U.N. as one of people and land as opposed to one of refugees.
The P.L.O. request is being discussed by an ad hoc committee at the League conference and this committee is expected to recommend that any draft resolution to the United Nations should strongly stress the rights of the Palestinian people for self determination.
The League Council is also discussing continued dialogue between ??? an and Arab countries and the issue of Arab-African co-operation.
On the first day, the conference was addressed by the League Secretary - General, Mahmoud Riad and by the Foreign Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber, who was speaking as Chairman for the last time. The chair was then taken by the Lebanese Foreign Minister, Fuad Naffah.
During the conference the Arab Foreign Ministers also agreed on a date for an Arab Summit meeting to be held late in October ... a meeting that has already been postponed twice.