CAIRO – Foreign ministers of the Arab League and Latin American countries agreed on Tuesday to put off to February 2015 a joint meeting scheduled for Nov. 16 in the capital of Bahrain, Manama.
The Arab countries approved a request by their Latin American counterparts to postpone the meeting, Ambassador Ibrahim Mohieldeen, Arab League Director of the American Department, said in a press statement.
Some South American states are busy holding elections, the Arab League diplomat said to explain the reason behind the postponement.
Meanwhile, diplomatic sources in Cairo revealed that some Arab countries have asked the League’s Secretary General, Nabil al-Arabi, to set up a committee to evaluate the work of Arab forums with foreign states.
The purpose of this committee would be to assess the progress and failures of such forums as well as revise their usefulness.
Besides the Arab-South American forum, the Arab League also holds joint meetings with Japan, Russia, China, Turkey, the European Union and Africa.