Arab League chief holds talks with Russian FM

MENA , Sunday 24 Jul 2022

Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit on Sunday held a session of talks with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on ways of fostering Arab-Russian ties and the latest regional and international developments of common concern.

 Sergey Lavrov with Ahmed Aboul Gheit
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, listens to Secretary General of the Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit during their meeting at the Arab League organization in Cairo, Egypt, , Sunday, July 24, 2022. AP

The talks come ahead of Lavrov's anticipated speech at the Arab League Council later today.

In his speech, Lavrov would review the Russian-Arab relations and the updates on the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.

Russia seeks to resume the activities of the Russian-Arab Forum that came to a halt over the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.

The Russian foreign minister is currently on an African tour that takes him to Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and Congo-Brazzaville from July 24 to 28. 

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