Arab FMs agree to punish terrorism financiers
By Mustafa Youssef, Sunday, March 23, 2014
KUWAIT CITY – Arab foreign ministers supported on Sunday a draft resolution to punishment people who offer or raise funds for persons or organizations that use them in carrying out or participating in terrorist activities.
The draft resolution, to be endorsed by Arab leaders during their upcoming summit meeting in Kuwait later this week, calls for ratifying an Arab agreement on fighting terrorism.
The Arab foreign ministers wrapped up earlier today in Kuwait City their preparatory meetings for the Arab Summit, which is expected to kick off here on Tuesday.
They pressed for the creation of a network for judicial cooperation among Arab countries, particularly in the fields of fighting terrorism and organized crime.
Middle East peacemaking, the war in Syria and the deteriorating situation in Yemen, Lebanon and Libya are expected to top the discussions of Arab leaders during the two-day summit.
Thirteen Arab heads of state have so far confirmed participation in the meeting, considered by many to be the pinnacle of diplomatic, economic, and social cooperation among Arab countries.
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