The work of the Arab Chiefs-of-Staff regarding establishing a joint Arab force will be completed before 29 June, said Egypt’s Chief-of-Staff Mahmoud Hegazy Saturday.
The comments were made during the second meeting of the Arab Chiefs-of-Staff at the Arab League in Cairo.
The first meeting was held on 22 April, where 18 military leaders met to supervise and discuss prospects of the joint military force. The force was initially suggested during the 26th Arab League summit in March hosted by Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh. Arab leaders concluded the summit by deciding to establish a joint Arab military force to face the “unprecedented threats” in the region.
The call for the meetings of the Arab Chiefs-of-Staff of the countries who “wish to join” started within a month of the summit.
Hegazy visited several Arab nations during the past two months for discussions over the joint military force.
The results of the meetings between the Chiefs-of-Staff will be presented to Arab leaders by a committee which includes Egypt, last year’s Arab League summit host Kuwait, and Morocco, who will host the coming year’s summit.