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Arab foreign ministers meet at the Arab League building in Cairo, Egypt, July 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Cairo – Arab League Assistant Secretary General Hossam Zaki said that the Arab League has received an official invitation to attend a peace conference that will be held in the French capital in mid January.

Addressing reporters in Cairo on Sunday, Zaki said that 70 countries concerned with the Palestinian Cause would be taking part in the event, noting that there was an international consensus over the two-state solution to the crisis.

He added that the League was making necessary contacts regarding the conference and gathering views on its final communiqué.

Zaki stressed that the Paris conference would be a perfect chance to crystallize an international consensus based on references and resolutions to reach a final settlement to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The event will also stress the two-state solution as the only way out of the conflict, he added.

Commenting on a call by the U.S. Congress to cancel the recent U.N. Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement activities, Zaki said those who make such calls are unaware of and do not understand the mechanisms of action at the U.N.

On a different note, the Arab League official highlighted the importance of the upcoming summit, which will be held in Jordan on March 29, noting that talks were underway regarding the main topics of discussions.

“There are several challenges awaiting the Summit; there’s need to prove solidarity and Arab consensus over a number of challenges facing the Arab world,” Zaki said.

In this regard, the official said that a delegation from the Arab League Secretariat General would visit Jordan next week to discuss logistic arrangements.