Arab-African summit ends with Sirte Declaration (2)

09:17, October 11, 2010      

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The leaders said they satisfied with the joint efforts of Arab and African countries in strengthening Arab-African links.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who chaired the first Arab- African summit held in Cairo in 1977, called on Arab and African countries to place bilateral cooperation, within the framework of Arab League (AL) and African Union (AU), on the top priority.

The African and Arab countries need to work together to address common challenges, including food crisis, climate change, energy price fluctuations, deterioration of economic environment for developing countries and bloody clashes in some regions, Mubarak said.

The participating leaders also vowed to protect the Arab and African nations from threats of nuclear and mass destruction weapons and denounced all forms of terrorism and organized crimes.

Source: Xinhua
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