Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU)

Established: By resolution of the Arab Economic Council of the League of Arab States on June 3, 1957, in Cairo, Egypt, effective at its first meeting May 30, 1964.

Purpose: To provide a flexible framework for achieving economic integration of Arab states.

Headquarters: Cairo, Egypt.

Principal Organs: Council, General Secretariat.

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Secretary General: Ahmed Guweili (Egypt).

Membership (11): Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen. (Egypt’s membership was suspended from 1979 to 1988. Although not a de jure state, Palestine succeeded the Palestine Liberation Organization as a member following formation of the Palestinian Authority in 1994.)

Official Language: Arabic.

Origin and development. In January 1956 the Arab League agreed on the necessity for an organization that would deal specifically with the economic problems of Arab ...

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