CAIRO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Arab League (AL) held its 138th regular meeting of foreign ministers on Wednesday at its headquarter in Egypt's capital Cairo, giving priority to the Syrian crisis.
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attended the meeting.
Morsi delivered a speech at the opening session, urging all the Arab countries to cooperate to stop the bloodshed in Syria.
"We should help the Syrians to avoid civil war and prevent foreign military intervention," Morsi said. He also urged all relevant parts to explore solution for the Syrian crisis, affirming that the Syrian people's destiny is in the hand of the Arab countries.
Meanwhile, Morsi stressed the Egyptian support for the Palestinian bid for full membership in the United Nation (UN), calling all Palestinian sides to be united.
As for other Arab issues, the new Egyptian leader called on all Arab states to support the Iraqi people to build their new state and to help the Sudanese people keep peace in their country.
He also urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to increase financial support for Somali, and invited Kuwait to join the upcoming African-Arab summit. "Arab-African cooperation wheel should be pushed in all different fields," Morsi said.
Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Marcoullis, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, attended the meeting and delivered a speech topped by the Syrian situation and the Palestinian issue.
"The EU is intensifying its efforts to solve the Syrian crisis, and taking into account the mission of settling the Arab-Israeli conflict," she said.
For his part, AL Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi said that " The Syrian crisis threats the security of the whole region."
The UN Security Council should take necessary measures to urge all sides to stop violence, he said.