RUSSIAN DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ALEXANDER SALTANOV MEETS WITH SAID AL BARAMI, ARAB LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE IN MOSCOW
Unofficial translation from Russian
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Saltanov on October 11 received the Representative of the Arab League in Moscow, Said Al Barami, at his request.
During the talk, Al Barami expressed the deep concern of the Arab League leadership with the situation around Iraq. The Arab world, he stressed, is firmly against a military solution of the Iraqi question because it would entail the gravest consequences for Arab countries and the region as a whole. The Arab League Representative highly evaluated the efforts of Russian diplomacy in the Iraqi sector.
Saltanov reiterated the intention of Russia to continue to seek a peaceful solution to the Iraqi problem and its readiness to cooperate with all the parties concerned, including with the Arab League, whose considerable potential can play an important role in the context of politico-diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation around Iraq.
October 11, 2002