Arab-African summit ends with Sirte Declaration

09:16, October 11, 2010      

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The second Arab-African summit closed on Sunday in the Libyan city of Sirte with the participating countries reaffirming commitment to promoting relations, boosting cooperation and establishing the strategic partnership between African and Arab nations.

Hosted by the Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi, the summit which attracted more than 60 Arab and African leaders focused on regional cooperation on energy water resources, infrastructure investment, food security and agriculture, and regional issues on security, fighting terrorism and coordination in international affairs.

The participating leaders inked a series of agreements on cooperation including Africa-Arab Partnership Strategy, Joint Action Plan 2011-2016 and the Resolution for the Establishment of the Joint Africa-Arab Fund for Disaster Response.

The summit also issued Sirte Declaration to reiterate commitment to enhancing Africa-Arab relations, boosting cooperation between Arab and African nations and establishing the strategic partnership.

The declaration expressed stance of Arab and African leaders on regional and international issues of common concerns and interests, including Sudan's peace process and the Palestinian cause.


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