Published yesterday (updated) 24/03/2013 16:13
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- US President Barack Obama's four day visit to the Middle East is likely to have a positive impact on Arab financial support for Palestine, the Palestinian Authority foreign minister said Sunday.
Riyad al-Maliki told Ma'an that Arab countries have pledged to provide the PA with a "financial safety net" of $100 million per month.
The PA has submitted several reports to the Arab League about Palestinian prisoners, the financial crisis, Jerusalem and Israeli settlement activities which will hopefully be addressed at the 24th Arab League Summit in Doha this week.
Permanent representatives of Arab League member states met on Saturday to discuss the upcoming summit's agenda, ratifying all draft resolutions submitted by Palestine, al-Maliki said.
Palestine had the "lion's share" of resolutions approved by Saturday's meeting, and will wait to see if the Arab summit approves them in the 24th summit.
Palestine maintains a neutral position with regards to the Syria conflict, al-Maliki added, noting that this position has not changed since the beginning of the conflict.
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