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The League of Arab States

   

The Arab League was established in 1945. It has 22 members: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The current Secretary-General is Amr Moussa, formerly Egyptian Foreign Minister. He was appointed at the Arab summit in Amman, in March 2001.

The previous secretaries are: Abdul-Razzaq Azzam 1945-52, Abdul-Khaleq Hassouna 1952-72, Mahmoud Riyadh 1972-79, Chedi Klibi 1979-90 and Dr Ahmad Esmat Abd al-Maguid 1991-2001.

Arab League website (Arabic)

Arab League (Wikipedia)

More information (IMF website)  

Flag of the Arab League (alternative site)


Arab League documents

Alexandria Protocol 7 October, 1944

Charter of the Arab League 22 March, 1945

Cultural Treaty 1946 (alternative site)

Arab League Declaration on the Invasion of Palestine 15 May, 1948

Joint Defence and Economic Cooperation Treaty 1950-52 (alternative site)

Arab Charter on Human Rights 15 September, 1994

Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism 22 April 1998

Sessions of the Arab League

Secretaries-General of the Arab League

Internal Regulations of the Council 1951

Internal Regulations of the Committees 1951

Internal Regulations of the Secretariat-General 1953

The Arab League Satellite Broadcasting Charter 2008


Documents from Arab summits

Beirut, 27-28 March, 2002

The Arab Peace Initiative - full text

The Beirut Declaration - final communique from the summit (extracts). Also detailed precis published in Ain-al-Yaqeen

Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - text of speech

Yasser Arafat - text of speech delivered by video link


Amman, 27-28 March, 2001

Final statement - full text

Iraq and Kuwait - draft resolution rejected by Iraq


Cairo 21-22 October, 2000

President Hosni Mubarak - speech to the inaugural session

Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - text of speech

     

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Last revised on 13 November, 2011