Arab League Secretary-General discusses Yemeni crisis developments with PM

Both sides reviewed the latest developments in Yemen including the Arab League’s rejection of Iranian interference in the region. (SABA)
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Updated 21 July 2020

Arab League Secretary-General discusses Yemeni crisis developments with PM

  • Aboul Gheit said it was important to preserve Yemen’s sovereignty, adding that a political agreement will guarantee the country’s independence

DUBAI: A political agreement is the only solution to solve the crisis in Yemen, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said.
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik discussed Yemen’s support of the Arab League’s role in handling significant issues of the Arab countries in a meeting held in Cairo with Aboul Gheit, state news agency SABA reported.
Aboul Gheit said it was important to preserve Yemen’s sovereignty, adding that a political agreement will guarantee the country’s independence.
He also discussed the importance of strengthening the government’s capabilities in tackling dangerous situations including the health sector.
Both sides reviewed the latest developments in Yemen including the Arab League’s rejection of Iranian interference in the region, and the security of the Bab Al-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea.


Lebanon announces upcoming talks with Israel on disputed borders

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Lebanon announces upcoming talks with Israel on disputed borders

BEIRUT: Lebanon announced an agreement Thursday on a framework for talks with Israel to resolve a border dispute.
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said US representatives and a UN special coordinator for Lebanon will be involved in the meetings.

The meetings – which will also discuss maritime disputes - will be held at a UN base near the border in south Lebanon under UN auspices.

Berri also told a news conference that he had asked French President Emmanuel Macron to press energy firm Total not to delay exploration for gas in the offshore area that runs along the disputed maritime border region.

Berri announced the border talks initiative after US sanctions were imposed on his right-hand man for corruption and financially enabling Hezbollah, the heavily armed group, Iran-backed that Washington deems a terrorist organisation.