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EU and the Arab League to seek closer cooperation
The EU High Representative for the Common Foreign And Security Policy, Javier Solana
expressed his conviction that the Maltese initiative to hold the first ever European
Union-Arab League conference will be kept up. Speaking to The Times on his arrival
at the conference venue at the Westin Dragonara in St Julians, Mr Solana said he
was pleased to be here for this important meeting. “After having met with the Arab
League on many occasions in different formats, now is the first time we meet at a
specific meeting between the Arab League and the 27 EU member states.
We like the idea very much and now we have to see how we can cooperate in this format.
Asked what he expected to come out of the meeting, Mr Solana said there were no specific
issues that had to be dealt with. What was more important was to strengthen cooperation
between the EU and the Arab League. He said he was glad the idea to hold this meeting
had come from the smallest EU member state, which had quite a history of relationships
in the Mediterranean.
Representatives of 27 EU member states and those of the 22 states which form part
of the Arab League discussed common issues as the foreign ministers meeting got formally
under way. The League of Arab States, or Arab League, is a voluntary association
of countries which aims to strengthen ties among member states, coordinate their
policies and direct them towards the common good.