Jeddah summit.. Saudi Arabia receives Arab leaders

Today, Friday, the city of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the thirty-second Arab summit, in the presence of more than twenty Arab leaders, amid a desire to end political differences and move towards achieving development and economic cooperation.

Arab leaders flocked to the city of Jeddah since Thursday, and among the arrivals were Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Sheikh Al-Ghazwani, Syrian Bashar Al-Assad, Tunisian Qais Saeed, Egyptian Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas, and President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud.

The head of the Lebanese caretaker government, Najib Mikati, the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the head of the delegation of the Sultanate of Oman, Asaad bin Tariq, the deputy prime minister, also arrived in Jeddah, in addition to Muhammad Younis al-Manfi, the head of the Libyan Presidential Council.

The most prominent event in this summit remains the return of Syria to the activities and activities of the League of Arab States, after more than ten years of freezing its membership. The Syrian delegation is led by Bashar al-Assad, who was the last Arab summit to attend that was held in the Libyan city of Sirte in 2010.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invited all Arab leaders to participate in the summit, but the head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, will be absent from it, due to the ongoing war in Sudan, which is one of the most prominent files on the summit table.

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh Al-Ghazwani upon his arrival in Jeddah (SPA)

In addition to the Palestinian issue, economic files are put on the summit table to enhance joint Arab cooperation, and others to restructure the League of Arab States and introduce some reforms.

These files were discussed since last Monday, during a series of preparatory meetings hosted by the city of Jeddah, at various levels, the most important of which was the meeting of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers.

The summit will be held at noon today, Friday, under the chairmanship of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is expected to deliver a speech to Arab leaders.

Meanwhile, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah had previously announced, during a meeting of Arab foreign ministers, that the Kingdom is hosting this summit at a time when the world is going through “many challenges and difficulties that make us at a crossroads, requiring us to stand together.”

And the Saudi foreign minister added, “We must make more efforts to strengthen joint Arab action in order to confront it and find appropriate solutions for it, so that our region becomes safe and stable, enjoying prosperity and prosperity.”

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, during the meeting of Arab foreign ministers (SPA)
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, during the meeting of Arab foreign ministers (SPA)

In the same context, he pointed out that “the Arab region abounds with human energies and natural resources that require continuous coordination, harnessing all possible tools for it, activating and inventing new work mechanisms that reject internal differences, and reject external interference.”

He concluded by emphasizing that Saudi Arabia “looks forward to working with our Arab brothers to enhance and stabilize the security of Arab countries, and to mobilize efforts and capabilities to move forward on the path of development and prosperity to build a future for future generations to enjoy.”

The Saudi foreign minister expressed his hope that the Jeddah summit would achieve “the desired aspirations.”


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