Jordan's king urges removal of obstacles to Arab plan on Lebanon

Other News Materials 10 February 2008 19:18 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - King Abdullah II of Jordan urged Sunday that all obstacles facing the Arab League plan to bring about national reconciliation in Lebanon be addressed, according to a royal court statement.

The monarch made the remark during a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, who handed the king an invitation from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to attend the Arab summit in Damascus at the end of March.

"The king stressed the need for surmounting all obstacles impeding the implementation of the Arab League initiative that seeks to forge a national reconciliation among the Lebanese and put an end to the political crisis that jeopardizes Lebanon's security and sovereignty," the statement said.

Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa left Beirut Saturday, concluding a new round of unsuccessful talks with the feuding parties in Lebanon.