The Arab League’s Contact Group on Ukraine held a meeting on Sunday through video conference to discuss the developments of Ukraine-Russia war and its impact on the Arab region.
The group discussed ways to continue contributing to international diplomatic efforts aimed at reaching a peaceful solution to the conflict, while working in parallel to mitigate the repercussions of the crisis on Arab countries, especially with regard to food security and energy.
Arab League representatives visited Moscow and Warsaw in early April and discussed the crisis with foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine.
“The group agreed to continue to follow up, monitor, and evaluate these developments during its successive meetings, and to discuss how to achieve effective progress in the efforts to resolve the crisis within the framework of strong friendly relations between the Arab side and the two conflicting parties,” said the spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Gamal Rushdy, in a statement.
He added that the group agreed on the importance of activating the Arab movement during the next phase, taking into account the importance of coordinating efforts exerted internationally to contribute to the settlement of the crisis.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed Moscow’s satisfaction with the positive positions of Arab states on the Ukrainian crisis.