RIYADH Following are some excerpts from the draft resolutions Arab foreign ministers are finalising on Monday and Tuesday for approval by a summit of Arab leaders this week.
These sections, which are subject to change, concern the Arab-Israeli conflict, which is the main focus of the summit.
- "(The summit) reiterates the call made by the Arab peace initiative to the government of Israel and all Israelis to accept the plan and seize the current opportunity to return to the direct and serious negotiating process at all levels."
- "All Arab states adhere to the Arab peace initiative as it was approved by the Arab summit in 2002, with all its articles, based on principles of international law, to end the Arab-Israeli conflict and set up an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital."
- "(The summit) calls upon the Security Council and the Quartet (United Nations, United States, European Union, Russia) and concerned international parties to support Arab efforts exercised to immediately resume the peace process."
- "The Arab committee for the Arab peace initiative is charged with pursuing efforts with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, member states of the Security Council, the Quartet and international parties to revive the peace process and gather support for this initiative and follow up developments related to the peace process."
- "The Arab states support the Palestinian National Authority and Palestinian national unity government, and reject the blockade imposed on the Palestinian people."
- "(The summit) calls on international organisations and states to lift this siege immediately and to support the Palestinian national unity government, recognise it and deal with it without discrimination."
- "Just, comprehensive and permanent peace in the region can only be achieved with a full Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian and Arab occupied lands, including the Syrian Golan (Heights) ... and lands still under occupation in southern Lebanon, and with a just solution to the problem of the Palestinian refugees, in accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 194 of 1948, and the rejection of all forms of (refugee) settlement, and the establishment of an independent sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, as stated in the Arab peace initiative and international resolutions."