The Arab League is a regional organization in the Arab world, which is located in Northern Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, and Western Asia. Currently, the League has 22 members, but Syria’s participation has been suspended since November 2011.
- The Arab League member states cover over 13,000,000 km2 and straddle two continents: Africa and Asia.
- A common market was established in 1965.
The aims of the league in 1945 were to strengthen and coordinate the political, cultural, economic and social programs of its members and to mediate disputes among them or between them and third parties. Furthermore, the signing of an agreement on Joint Defence and Economic Cooperation on 13 April 1950 committed the signatories to coordination of military defence measures.
Flag of Arab League
The flag of the Arab League comprises a green banner bearing the seal of the Arab League. The twenty-two links in the chain represent the twenty-two members of the League at the time of the flag’s adoption. The script gives the name of the organization: “League of Arab States”.
The flag was adopted on March 8, 1945, as the organization’s National flag.
Flags of Arab League members