League of Arab States
Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Ahmed Aboul-Gheit
On May 29, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit in Cairo.
During the meeting, the officials considered the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, in particular cooperation between Russia and the LAS to overcome the critical situations in the region. They focused on the Syrian settlement in the context of promoting the political process on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and efforts to create de-escalation zones in that country.
The officials exchanged opinions on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process in the context of building up coordination between Russia and the LAS in this respect.
They also discussed the prospects for further developing cooperation between Russia and the LAS in a collective format, taking into account the results of the fourth session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum, which took place in Abu-Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) on February 1, 2017.