A delegation of Arab League Foreign Ministers arrived in Poland on Wednesday after visiting Russia to discuss ways to reach a solution to the Russia-Ukraine crisis and expressed readiness to mediate between the two warring countries.
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that the “Arab Ministerial Contact Group” was making all out efforts aimed at resolving the Russia-Ukraine crisis through dialogue and diplomacy.
In a press briefing with Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Gheit said that peace is important in this “region of the world”, stressing for an urgent end to the war in order to preserve peace and safety of people.
Gheit said that the conflict has caused a significant rise in fuel and oil prices and also affected the Arab counters in terms of grain imports. “Arab countries import wheat, cereals and grains in very large quantities from Russia and now the prices are on the rise in many parts of the Arab region,” Gheit added.
In a statement, the Arab League said that the delegation comprising Aboul Gheit, and foreign ministers from Egypt Sameh Shoukry, Iraq Fouad Hussein, Jordan Ayman Safadi, Algeria Ramtane Lamamra, and Sudan Ali Al-Sadiq had held detailed talks with Sergey Lavrov in Moscow before heading to Warsaw for talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
“We held in-depth talks on efforts to ceasefire and reach an agreement to resolve the crisis and restore peace and security,” the statement added.
The delegation expressed readiness to mediate between Russia and Ukraine in order to stop military operations “in preparation for a sustainable political solution based on international law, the Charter of the United Nations, the principles of good neighborhood and the sovereignty of States.”
The Arab delegation and Lavrov also discussed ways to overcome the economic consequences of this crisis and ensure that it “does not affect the peoples of the region and beyond,” according to the statement.
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