Moussa meets Australian FM to discuss Arab situation

MENA , Sunday 27 Feb 2011

The Australian foreign minister announced his country's support for the Arab League's decisions and its aims to assist Egypt in a democratic transition

Amr Moussa, secretary-general of the Arab league, met Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd today to discuss the current regional developments.

The meeting focused primarily on the political state in Egypt and the brewing situation within Libya.

The meeting led to coordination between European countries, the World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund and the Egyptian government to provide assistance to Egypt in its period of transition and change.

For his part, Rudd stated that the Arab League’s position towards freezing Libya’s participation in the League due to the bloody massacres taking place there had a strong impact especially on the Security Council and the United Nations.

Moreover, he highlighted the strong position Moussa took throughout the Egyptian uprising, adding that Australia welcomes any help to Egypt as he acknowledged the 60 year-old relationship.

Rudd also met Prime Minister Ahemd Shafik and Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

Last week, Russ had stated that Australia would increase its aid to Egypt and would provide an assistance package to assist in Egypt's democratic transformation.

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