Immediately prior to my statement to the House of Commons, 6 February 2012, Hansard, columns 23-25, I spoke to the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Nabil El Araby. I welcomed and encouraged the proposal to appoint a Special Envoy of the Arab League, and I commended the Arab League's leadership and action so far. Arab Foreign Ministers will meet this weekend to consider options. The Secretary-General was clear about the urgency of the situation, the Arab world's continued determination to act, and the need to step up their efforts. I told him that the Arab League would have our complete support.