The Arab delegations participating in the 32nd session of the Arab Summit began arriving in the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which is witnessing for the first time a quorum in years, after Syria returned to its seat.
Among the first to arrive in the Kingdom were the President of the Egyptian regime, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Kuwait Crown Prince Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and the Special Representative of the Sultan of Oman, Asaad bin Tariq Al Said, also arrived.
The Tunisian President, Kais Said, also arrived in Jeddah.
According to the Syrian regime news agency, the Syrian president arrived in Jeddah to participate at the head of the Syrian delegation.
She said that Al-Assad arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and was received by the Deputy Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region, Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, and a number of officials.
On May 7, the League of Arab States announced the end of the freeze on the Damascus seat for about 12 years, against the background of the suppression of the popular protests that erupted in 2011.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz is chairing the Jeddah Summit, and it is expected that the level of representation will be “high”, according to observers, in light of attempts to zero Arab crises, and invite Assad to attend.
Since Monday, preparatory meetings have taken place in preparation for the summit, at levels most notably the Arab foreign ministers. It is expected that decisions will be issued regarding the crises of Palestine, Syria, Libya and Lebanon, and the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The Arab summit will return to Saudi Arabia a few years after the last regular summit it hosted in 2018 and an emergency one in 2019, and 47 years after the first summit on its soil in 1976.
Since the first summit held in Egypt in 1946, the Arab summits took the form of 31 regular summits, 14 emergency summits, and 4 economic, social and development summits. Jeddah will witness the 32nd and 50th regular summit in the history of Arab action under the umbrella of the Arab League.