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"The League of Arab States was established on March 22, 1945 upon signature of its Pact by seven Arab States. The League is a national and regional organization that seeks to promote closer ties among member-states and coordinate their policies and their economic, cultural and security plans with a view to developing collective cooperation, protecting national security and maintaining the independence and sovereignty of member-states; thereby enhancing the potential for joint Arab action in all fields."
"League of Arab States," International Monetary Fund, Mar. 25, 2003
"The league has as its purpose the strengthening of the relations between the member-states, the coordination of their policies in order to achieve co-operation between them and to safeguard their independence and sovereignty; and a general concern with the affairs and interests of the Arab countries.
It has also as its purpose the close co-operation of the member states, with due regard to the organization and circumstances of each state, on the following matters:
1. Economic and financial affairs, including commercial relations, customs, currency, and questions of agriculture and industry 2. Communications; this includes railroads, roads, aviation, navigation, telegraphs and posts 3. Cultural affairs 4. Nationality, Passports, visas, execution of judgments and extradition of criminals 5. Social affairs 6. Health affairs"
Article II, Arab League Charter, Mar. 22, 1945
Organization of Arab States
22 Arab States (and the year of their admittance): 1. Egypt (1945), 2. Iraq (1945), 3. Jordan (1945), 4. Lebanon (1945), 5. Saudi Arabia (1945), 6. Syria (1945), 7. Yemen (1945), 8. Libya (1953), 9. Sudan (1956), 10. Morocco (1958), 11. Tunisia (1958), 12. Kuwait (1961), 13. Algeria (1962), 14. Bahrain (1971), 15. U.A.E. (1971), 16. Oman (1971), 17. Qatar (1971), 18. Mauritania (1973), 19. Somalia (1974), 20. Palestine (1976), 21. Djibouti (1977), 22. Comoros (1993)
Amre M. Moussa, Secretary General of the League of Arab States