Arab League meeting to discuss Ukraine crisis, preparations for Moscow and Warsaw tour
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New Delhi: On Saturday, an official Arab League held a meeting to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, in preparation for a tour in Moscow and Warsaw.

And the Egyptian Foreign Ministry stated, in a statement, that the Arab League at the ministerial level on the crisis in Ukraine held meetings on Saturday via video conferencing.

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Amidst Arab economic repercussions as a result of the Russian military operation in Ukraine since last February 24, the Arab League formed this group with the membership of Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, Sudan, Iraq and the UAE, in addition to the League’s Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, with the aim of “consulting with the parties to the Ukrainian crisis, to contribute to finding a solution.” her diplomat.

On the Egyptian side, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry participated in the meeting.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry indicated that the meeting came “in preparation for an upcoming tour by the ministers to Moscow and Warsaw,” without further details.

And on Thursday, the Arab League announced that “the Arab League at the ministerial level on the crisis in Ukraine will head early next week to Moscow to hold talks with the Russian side on ways to reach a solution to this crisis,” without specifying a date.

While the Russian Foreign Ministry stated, on Saturday evening, through its account documented in tension, that “on April 4 (Monday), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet in Moscow with a delegation from the League of Arab States on Ukraine,” without further details.

The Arab position tends towards a middle position between rejecting Russian military intervention, rejecting economic sanctions, and demanding a peaceful solution to the crisis.

On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, which was followed by angry international reactions and the imposition of “tough” economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.

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To end the operation, Russia requires Ukraine to abandon any plans to join military entities, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and to adhere to complete neutrality, which Kyiv considers an “interference in its sovereignty.”

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