Arab League to hold emergency meeting on Lebanon May 11

May 9, 2008

Arab League foreign ministers are expected to hold an emergency meeting in Cairo Sunday to discuss the crisis in Lebanon, an Arab League spokesman said today.

The meeting will focus on the deteriorating situation in Lebanon and the Arab League’s initiative to resolve the political crisis there.

Egypt initially requested the meeting with the support of Saudi Arabia. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa is currently consulting with concerned Arab countries on the issue. 

Yesterday, the Kingdom issued two statements on Lebanon. One expressing deep concern at the recent escalation of violence in Lebanon and warned that conflict would only benefit foreign extremists. The second statement called for the convention of an urgent Arab League meeting to address the matter.