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Arabs support reconstruction of Haiti

On June 2, in the balneary of Punta Cana, in Dominican Republic, one more international conference for the reconstruction of Haiti will be carried out.


Besides the already known actors, also the Arab League, integrated by more than 20 nations, intends to participate.


Egypt is another country which searches to approach the Latin America and Caribbean, and for that, will be present in the event.


Amr Moussa, Secretary-General of the Arab League, won´t participate.


He will be in the Forum of Doha, in the Qatar, between May 31 and June 2, and the organism will be led by Ibrahim Mohieldeen, director of the ‘Department of Americas’ of the League.


Moussa pointed out that the participation of the Arabs in the reconstruction of Haiti is possible in the context of the mechanism ‘South America–Arab Countries’.


The Arab League was established in 1945, in Cairo, by seven countries.


Besides reinforcing the economical, social, political and cultural relations, the League works as a mechanism to mediate disputes between its members.


At the moment, it is integrated by 22 countries and assembles a population of 200 million inhabitants.


The original member-countries were Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Emirate of the Transjordan (current Jordan), Saudi Arabia, Yemen and representatives of the Palestinian Arabs.


Subsequently, there were joined Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Kuwait, Algeria, Yemen of the South, Bahrein, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Mauritania, Somalia, and Djibouti.


In January of 2003, the Eritreia joined to the Arab League as an observer, followed by Brazil, Venezuela and India, in 2006.


Brazil stopped being an observer in January of this year.

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