UN, Arab League discuss regional issues

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, mainly on regional issues.

IANS| Updated: Sep 22, 2014, 13:41 PM IST

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, mainly on regional issues.

Regarding Syria, the two leaders agreed that the crisis was getting worse and a military solution to the conflict could lead to more radicalisation in the region, Xinhua reported Monday.

"In this connection it was imperative that the international community should cooperate in the face of the scourge represented by the Islamic State (IS)," Ban`s spokesman said.

Regarding Gaza, they agreed that the latest round of violence needed to be the last.

Ban said he hoped that international donors would be generous at the conference for the reconstruction of Gaza next month, but it was wrong to keep destroying a place and expect the international community to repeatedly repay for its reconstruction.

"The cycle of build-destroy had to come to an end," the spokesman said, adding that the two also discussed the worrying situation in Libya.