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Arab League delegation starts UN talks

india Updated: Aug 09, 2006 08:08 IST

An Arab League ministerial delegation on Tuesday held talks with the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on the Middle East crisis, ahead of a meeting with the UN Security Council.

The three officials were to put the case of Lebanon and other Arab nations who want changes made to a proposed French-US resolution calling for an end to hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah.

Arab League chief Amr Mussa, Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan arrived from an Arab League meeting in Beirut which supported Lebanon's objection to the draft resolution.

The trio made no comment as they arrived at the UN headquarters in New York and went to Annan's office.

They were also to meet ambassadors from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council —Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States—before attending the Council's public debate on the Middle East.