(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
CAIRO, 7th December, 2017 (WAM) -- Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Saturday to discuss US president's intention to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy to the city.
The Jordan News Agency, Petra, quoted Ali Al Ayed, Jordan's Ambassador to Egypt and its permanent representative to the Arab League as saying that the meeting will discuss measures that will be taken to deal with the US decision and its dangerous repercussions with a view to defending Jerusalem and its legal, historical and religious status.
The meeting has been called on Jordan's request, and a number of Arab countries approved this due to the importance of Jerusalem for Arabs and Muslims, he said.
WAM/Esraa Ismail/MOHD AAMIR