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Manama Declaration

Manama Declaration:

The Arab League called for UN peacekeeping forces in the Palestinian territories during a summit in Manama, Bahrain.

  • The “Manama Declaration” (Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain) urged international protection and UN peacekeeping forces in the occupied Palestinian territories until a two-state solution is achieved.
  • It also demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and an end to forced displacement in the region.
  • Arab League is a regional organization of Arab states in the Middle East and parts of Africa.
  • Formed in Cairo on March 22, 1945, it aims to promote Arab interests and coordinate political, cultural, economic, and social programs among its members.
  • The League also seeks to settle disputes among member states and provide mutual military support.
  • Its headquarters is in Cairo, Egypt, and its official language is Arabic.
  • The League has 22 members, with founding members including Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. Four nations have observer status: Brazil, Eritrea, India, and Venezuela.