From the meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Jeddah – archive
Faisal bin Farhan welcomed the Arab delegations and stressed that the world is going through great challenges that require unity to confront them
Published in: May 18, 2023: 09:20 AM GST
Last updated: May 18, 2023: 01:52 PM GST
Amidst great Arab aspirations, the leaders of the Arab countries flock this evening, Thursday, to the city of Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia, the seat of the Arab summit in its thirty-second regular session, which will host the summit at noon tomorrow, Friday.
The city of Jeddah is witnessing this evening and tomorrow, Friday, side meetings on the sidelines of the Arab summit that brings together a number of leaders and leaders of Arab countries, as the Kingdom’s hosting of the Arab summit comes as an extension of its leadership role at the regional and international levels, and the strengthening of communication with the leaders of Arab countries and continuous discussion and coordination of positions on files and issues of concern. subscriber.
And the Syrian presidency announced today, Thursday, that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will travel to Jeddah to participate in the Arab summit scheduled for tomorrow.
Al-Assad is participating in the Arab summit for the first time in 12 years, after freezing his country’s membership in the Arab League in 2011, due to the outbreak of the Syrian crisis.
The 32nd session of the Arab Summit is being held in exceptional circumstances that the region and the world are going through in terms of regional and international crises and conflicts, which necessitate the Arab countries to find mechanisms through which they can confront common challenges, enhance regional security and stability, and achieve well-being for their countries and peoples, which necessitates the development of political coordination mechanisms under the umbrella of the League of Arab States. Enhancing economic cooperation and advancing development in various fields that directly affect the Arab citizen.
Yesterday, the Arab foreign ministers held a preparatory meeting, during which Saudi Arabia officially assumed the presidency of the summit from Algeria.
Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan welcomed the Arab delegations and stressed that the world is going through great challenges that require unity to confront them, calling on the Arab countries to work jointly for the advancement of the Arab peoples.
In turn, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, affirmed that the Arab presence is full at the Jeddah summit, welcoming Syria’s return to its seat in the Arab League.
Aboul Gheit pointed out that there are positive indications from Iran and Turkey to stop their interference in the affairs of Arab countries.
As for the crises in Syria, Yemen and Libya, he considered that they need approaches in order to get them out of the stalemate. He stressed that the Jeddah summit is an opportunity to put an end to the manifestations of armaments in Sudan.