CAIRO, Feb. 28 — Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit on Monday called for restoring dialogue and seeking to settle the Russian-Ukrainian conflict via diplomatic ways to avoid escalations and expanding the area of tensions, the AL said in a statement.
“All the peace-loving countries and organizations should work swiftly for stopping the escalation and not aggravating it,” AL Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki said when reading Aboul-Gheit’s speech to the league meeting at the level of delegates.
On Sunday, Egypt called for an emergency meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States at the level of delegates to discuss the current developments in Ukraine, said the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
“The AL follows the successive developments in Ukraine and the military and humanitarian repercussions,” the AL said. “It is necessary to reach arrangements that satisfy all without tending to use military forces.”
“Being part of the Arab region made us aware of the devastating impacts of wars and the use of military force, and the negative and serious consequences at all levels, especially the humanitarian one,” Zaki said.
A serious international undertaking that aims at solving the crisis at the political and diplomatic levels is the best way for tackling the situation and will lead to restoring peace and stability for all involved in light of respecting the international laws and the United Nations charter, he added.
Talks between Russian and Ukrainian delegations have started on Monday in the Gomel region in Belarus, according to media reports. (Xinhua)