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Abbas to attend Arab League committee meeting in Cairo
Published Monday 12/11/2012 (updated) 13/11/2012 19:24
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Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr
Al-Thani speaks with President Mahmoud Abbas during the Arab Peace
Initiative Committee Meeting in Doha July 22, 2012.REUTERS/Mohammed
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas will attend a Cairo meeting of the Arab Peace Initiative Committee on Monday, the official news agency Wafa reported.

Qatar's prime minister and foreign minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani will preside over the meeting, which will be attended by Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi and foreign ministers from Arab League member states.

Abbas will submit a detailed report to the meeting about the Palestinian UN bid to seek non-member status at the international body, Palestinian envoy to the Arab League Mohammad Sbeih told Wafa.

The report will also discuss the obstacles and financial threats facing the Palestinian Authority as a result of the bid.

Al-Arabi will also submit a report to the meeting detailing Arab support for the Palestinian UN bid and countries expected to vote against the initiative.

The Arab League committee includes Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, the UAE, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Oman and Lebanon.

The group last met in July, at the request of President Abbas, to establish a unified position on the Palestinian UN bid.

The PLO needs a simple majority vote in the 193-member General Assembly to win non-member observer status. Sbeih told Ma'an on Friday that he expected a vote to take place on Nov. 15.
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