MP Al-Asoomi calls for Arab Relief Fund

Cairo, Feb1 (BNA)A Bahraini MP today called for an Arab Relief Fund to address the aftermath of disasters. MP Adel Abdulrahman Al-Asoomi tabled the proposal as he attended the meetings of the Arab Parliament financial and economic committees. The two panels are in charge of overviewing preparations ahead of the upcoming key forum on financial


Cairo, Feb1 (BNA)A Bahraini MP today called for an Arab Relief Fund to address the aftermath of disasters. MP Adel Abdulrahman Al-Asoomi tabled the proposal as he attended the meetings of the Arab Parliament financial and economic committees.

The two panels are in charge of overviewing preparations ahead of the upcoming key forum on financial and food security in the Arab world. The have also been assigned to undertake preparations relating to the Arab Parliament draft budget for 2014.

MP. Al-Asoomi stressed the importance of the proposed relief fund in bolstering pan-Arab identity and solidarity. “The proposed relief fund does not conflict with the planned Arab African Fund”, he said, stressing the need to commission Arab specialized experts to determine its financial resources, administrative organizational strata and spending policy. He revealed that the proposed relief fund would be submitted to the Arab Parliament and Arab League to be further scrutinized and included in the agenda of the upcoming Arab Summit.

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