Arab Union

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The Arab Union is the proposed concept of a political union of the Arab states[citation needed]. The term was first used when the British Empire promised Arabs a united independent Arab state[citation needed]; after that failed to happen due to the Sykes–Picot Agreement[citation needed], Arabs since have called for an Arab Union[citation needed], with Gamal Abdel Nasser trying several Arab Federations[citation needed], along with other Arab states[citation needed], such as Egypt[citation needed], the United Arab Emirates[citation needed], Tunisia[citation needed], Libya[citation needed], Iraq[citation needed], Syria[citation needed], Jordan[citation needed], Lebanon[citation needed], the Palestinian territories[citation needed], Sudan[citation needed], and North Yemen[citation needed].

In the 2004 Arab League summit in Cairo, Egypt, president of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh proposed the creation of an Arab Union, replacing the Arab League, so it can be a stronger political and geographical body[citation needed], capable of dealing with world issues. However, the proposal failed to reach the League's agenda until the 2009 summit in Doha, Qatar[citation needed]. It was decided that it will be looked into and discussed.[1][dead link]

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