CAIRO, May 9 (Xinhuanet) -- Arab foreign ministers have finalized adraft resolution on the Iraq issue that urged the UN SecurityCouncil to take measures to end US-led occupation as soon aspossible, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported Sunday.The draft resolution, prepared by the ministers at their currentmeetings at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, will be referredto a summit of their leaders later this month, MENA said, quotingArab diplomatic sources.
The draft welcomes all relevant UN Security Council resolutions,particularly those calling for a timetable to transfer power to theIraqi people, the report said.
The document also stresses the "importance of preserving Iraq'sterritorial integrity, respect for Iraq's sovereignty and unity andcommitment not to interfere in its internal affairs."Meanwhile, the draft resolution urges the Iraqi people torenounce all attempts to foment sedition between the factions andto cling to national unity to build the future of Iraq, accordingto the report.
The Arab foreign ministers on Sunday continued their meetingsfor the second consecutive day to prepare for the coming Arabsummit tentatively scheduled for May 22-23 in Tunisia.The summit of the 22-member Arab League, which had beenscheduled on March 29-30, was postponed by the host Tunisia due todifferences among Arab countries over regional situation andpolitical reforms.
Following consultations among regional countries, Arab Leaguechief Amr Moussa has announced that most Arab leaders have agreedto reconvene their summit on May 22-23, still in Tunisia. A finaldecision on the date is expected to be announced after the three-day ministerial meetings. Enditem