Iraq says that all will attend the Arab summit to Baghdad
25/02/2012 17:58

Erbil, February 25 (Rn) - Iraq said Saturday that the Arab League, told him that all the Arab countries will attend the summit to Baghdad in late March next year.

It was announced, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said on Friday that Syria was "not invited" to the forthcoming Arab summit in Baghdad.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry said earlier that more than half of the Presidents and the Arab leaders to attend the Arab summit conference.

He said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a statement issued by his office, "We have put all the introductions and the necessary preparations for the summit (Arabic)".

Al-Maliki speaks during a meeting with a delegation from the Iraqi Group for Strategic Studies in Baghdad. "The Arab League has informed us that everyone will attend the summit conference in Baghdad."

It is noteworthy that al-Maliki had hoped the presence of any Syrian official representing the government to participate in the upcoming summit. He said that Iraq should take its role in resolving the issues in the region but also said that his country will abide by the decisions of the Arab League.

The Arab League has suspended Syria's participation in its meetings on the background of the continuing suppression of the protest movement in Syria, which share borders with Iraq, 600 km in length.

He urged Iraqi President Jalal Talabani at the beginning of this month, the Arab League to strengthen its relations with Iraq. He said that his country is seeking on that side.

The Baghdad summit was postponed more than once because of the exceptional circumstances experienced by a number of Arab countries last year, which was known as the "Arab spring".

He said Iraqi officials and others in the Arab League summit scheduled to be held in Baghdad in response to the news pointed to the existence of Gulf request for transfer.

And demanded the opposition front to the political process and linked to the outlawed Baath Party Arab countries not to participate in the Summit. She said that betrayal and to legitimize governments that came after the fall of the former regime in 2003.