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    AFP: Vatican, Arab League sign peace deal

    ROME (AFP) — The Vatican said Thursday it had signed a deal with the League of Arab States outlining cooperation aimed at promoting "peace, security and stability."

    The agreement, signed by the Vatican's senior diplomat Dominique Mamberti and Arab League's Secretary-General Amr Mussa, comes ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Jordan and Israel from May 8 to 15.

    The pact, which covers political and cultural cooperation, will be symbolically sealed when the pope hosts Mussa on Friday, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told AFP.

    The League's website lists its members as: Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Somalia.

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