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League of Arab States

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Origin. The League of Arab States is a voluntary association of sovereign Arab states, established by a Pact signed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 by the representatives of Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen. It seeks to promote closer ties among member states and to co-ordinate their economic, cultural and security policies with a view to developing collective co-operation, protecting national security and maintaining the independence and sovereignty of member states, in order to enhance the potential for joint Arab action across all fields.

Further Reading

  1. Clements, F. A., Arab Regional Organizations [Bibliography]. Oxford and New Brunswick (NJ), 1992Google Scholar
  2. Gomaa, A. M., The Foundation of the League of Arab States. London, 1977Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006

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  • Barry Turner

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