Extinguishing current and chronic fires

Today, Friday, the majority of Arab leaders gather in the Saudi city of Jeddah to discuss the various developments in the situation in the burning areas, the grave political, economic, development and security challenges, and the dangers and crises that the international arena is fraught with, the effects of which spread to almost every part of the earth. We await a package of decisions, political and economic, that puts out the current and chronic fires, contributes to settling conflicts or mitigating their impact, pushes joint Arab action to an advanced level, and proves that the solution to Arab crises can only be Arab, without interference or dictates of external parties trying to impose its vision or control, and it does not mean anything other than its interests.

Officially, Saudi Arabia assumed the presidency of the 32nd Arab Summit, yesterday, Wednesday, and in a good, calm and positive atmosphere, the meeting of Arab foreign ministers, the preparatory ministerial meeting of the Arab League Council took place at the level of the summit, and reflected the consensus and understandings witnessed by the meeting, and witnessed by many meetings and events during the months. In the past, a positive spirit in Arab-Arab relations, and in Arab dealings with other parties, especially neighboring countries, wishing to cooperate and respect the foundations or axioms on which normal relations between countries are based. And with the serious efforts to freeze the Algerian-Moroccan differences, positive indications emerged for reaching a sustainable solution to the Yemeni crisis, and for ending the Libyan crisis, through a Libyan-Libyan path that achieves the consensus and aspirations of the brotherly people, and also to end the political deadlock in Lebanon. We also hope that a formula will be reached to settle the crisis of that dam, which Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, which has become a permanent item on the agenda of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers. We also see the need to agree on a comprehensive strategy for Arab national security that restores the balance of power in the region, addresses current or future crises and threats, and confronts regional and international ambitions.

What may be more reassuring is that there is an Arab consensus on reformulating Arab-American relations, whether at the bilateral level or within the broader regional framework, “in a way that meets the aspirations and interests of our peoples, based on strong and extended relations and ties, based on upholding solid principles, that we must not deviate from.” about it, to achieve mutual benefit and maintain the security and stability of the entire region ». And between the text, we quote it from President El-Sisi’s speech at the “Jeddah Summit for Security and Development,” which brought together the leaders of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Gulf Cooperation Council states, and the United States, in mid-July, during which President El-Sisi presented a comprehensive approach to move on priority issues, which we see as establishing a new era. , for Arab-American relations, and put our region on the path of comprehensive and sustainable stability.

With the return of Syria, or its restoration of its seat in the League of Arab States, with President Bashar al-Assad heading his country’s delegation to the summit meetings, after an absence of 12 years, a new phase of Arab dealings with developments in the sister country begins. There is a draft resolution on dealing with these situations in light of the meetings that took place in Jeddah or in the Jordanian capital, Amman, or in the extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo. We await a tangible Arab contribution that achieves what we have previously stated is most important for Syria and the Syrians, which begins with the resumption of bilateral and multilateral relations with the Arab countries, and does not end with taking serious steps to push the United States, and allied or affiliated countries, Arab and Western, to review their policy towards the crisis. Syria, and the end of sanctions against Damascus, which constitute a major obstacle to the start of reconstruction efforts and the resettlement of refugees. From Sudan, an envoy representing Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces is taking part, and we have learned that the draft resolution presented at the summit aims primarily to return to the policy square to address the crisis in all its aspects, taking into account all current developments, most notably the Jeddah Declaration Humanitarian, issued a few days ago, and the results of the meeting of the Arab Contact Group, yesterday, Wednesday, which includes Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Secretary-General of the Arab League. The foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Morocco and Jordan also met on the same day and discussed regional and international developments, including the development of the Saudi-Iranian agreement. Concerning the central Arab issue, the Palestinian issue, the committee formed by a decision of the previous Arab summit in Algeria met on Wednesday to support Palestine and its membership in the United Nations and its international recognition. Certainly, the leaders will renew their condemnation of the practices of the occupation government and army, which are illegal and internationally condemned, not only in the Arab world. .

Finally, we see that the Jeddah summit is an important station for unifying Arab visions on various regional and international issues, and a new step added to many previous steps, to win the bets of joint Arab action, explore its promising prospects, value what brings together Arab countries of constant and original elements, and neutralize or spare what It separates them from occasional tensions, strengthens the frameworks of cooperation and coordination, and unifies efforts to lay the foundations for security and stability in the region. With our recognition that some fires will remain burning, or under the ashes, to be with the new fires and many chronic files on the agenda of the thirty-third summit, which Bahrain has expressed its willingness to host.

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