Secretary General of League of Arab States to advance Arab peace initiative in Middle East Quartet meeting
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 15/ Trend , U. Sadigova/ The chief goal of participation of Amr Moussa, secretary general of the League of Arab States, in the meeting of the Quartet on Middle East in New York is advancing Arab initiatives in reaching Palestine-Israel truce.
"The Secretary General will not address the meeting. He will express general opinion about the resolution of Palestine-Israel conflict together with the foreign ministers," Abd Alem Al Abyad, spokesperson for the LAS secretary general, said to Trend by telephone from Cairo.
The chairmen of the Quartet on Middle East - Russia, the United States, EU and UN- will meet in New York today. Foreign ministers of Jordan and Egypt Salah al Bashir and Ammad Abul Geit will attend the meeting, RIA Novosti reported.
Al-Abyad said LAS Secretary General will participate in a special council led by the U.S. where America's proposals on truce in 2009 will be examined. Amr Moussa described Saudi Peace Initiative adopted in 2002 in Beirut summit as a major plan to solve Palestine-Israel conflict.
Saudi Peace Initiative calls for withdrawal of forces to borders of 1967, return of East Jerusalem to Palestine and return of Golan heights to Syria. Document also demands Israel to address problems of Palestinian refugees and to agree to set up Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza Strip with a capital city in Jerusalem.
If these conditions are fulfilled, the Arab states are ready to announce Arab-Israel conflict ended, to sign a peace accord with Israel and completely normalize relations with this country.
"Amr Moussa has stated more than once that Arab peace initiative reflects interests of Arab states in the settlement of the conflict," Al Abyad said.
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