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Arab delegation meets with Polish, Ukrainian FMs in Warsaw

Prior to meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, an Arab delegation comprised of the foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Algeria, and Sudan, met with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in Warsaw.

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Prior to meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, an Arab delegation met with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in Warsaw.

Meetings were held with the goal of resolving the Russia-Ukraine conflict peacefully.

While in Poland, the delegation asked Rau to help with the transit of Arabs from Ukraine to Poland.

Members of the delegation called for a ceasefire and an end to this crisis based on international law as well as UN Charter principles of good neighborliness and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of states.

Upon their arrival in Poland, the delegation, which included Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit and the foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Algeria, and Sudan, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

“A political solution is possible,” said Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra. At the press conference, Lamamra said the delegation “has become more aware” of the current situation in Ukraine and “existing concerns” following its meeting with Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers, respectively.

“Deep concern about this crisis, its repercussions at all levels, especially its humanitarian consequences and the threats it poses to global peace and security,” he stressed.

He added: “The Middle Eastern countries cannot be indifferent to a major crisis that affects two countries with which they enjoy very close and friendly relations based on mutual respect and cooperation.”

According to him, “We are here because we strongly believe in the virtues of diplomacy and dialogue to reach peaceful and political solutions to problems, no matter how difficult or complex they are.”

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