DEAD SEA, Jordan, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Arab foreign ministers stressed Monday on the centrality of the Palestinian issue in the Middle East, noting a just solution is the key to address instability in the region.
Speaking at the opening of the Arab foreign ministers meeting as part of the Arab Summit, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said all Arab states agree on the centrality of the Palestinian issue and that ending the injustice against the Palestinians under the two-state solution is a basic requirement to achieve regional safety and stability.
On Syria, the minister said that Arab states agree on the need for a political solution for the Syrian crisis in light of Geneve 1 and the UN Security Council 2254 decision.
He said that Arabs need to reach consensus on all issues, stressing that will be a challenge facing the Arab world.
The Jordanian minister also referred to the situation in Iraq and stressed that Jordan supports reconciliation in Iraq.
In his remarks Monday, Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abdoul Gheit said the Arab states need to support the 22-member league's "weak" budget.
"The Arab League budget has been going through very critical deficit in the past two years. The league, which reflects the status of Arab unity and solidarity, cannot continue to fulfill its duties without being able to fund its operations," he underlined.
Referring to the situation of refugees in the region, he called for more support to countries hosting refugees.
"Millions of Arab refugees have sought refuge in Arab countries, which in return received with utmost care," the Arab League official said.