Saudi Arabia to Host Next Arab Summit — FM

King Abdullah II (R-6), King Salman bin Abdulaziz (L-5), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (L-2), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R-2) and Qatar Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (R-4) pose during their summit in Dead Sea, Jordan on Mar 29, 2017 – AA photo.

 

Dead Sea, Jordan, 02 Rajab 1438/30 March 2017 (MINA) – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Wednesday announced that Riyadh would host the Arab Summit next year, KUNA reported.

In a speech during the closing session of the 28th Arab Summit currently hosted by Jordan, Al-Jubeir said that the decision of hosting the next summit was taken upon the desire of UAE.

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The Amman Summit kicked off earlier today in the Dead Sea region, in the presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, a number of Arab leaders, premiers and heads of delegations.

The 28th Arab Summit concluded its work on Wednesday with the issuance of Amman Declaration, a message to the world emphasizing the importance of adhering to Arab peace initiative, the rejection of foreign interference in Arab affairs and boosting Arab cooperation in combating terrorism.

The declaration, which was read by Arab League Secretary-General Ahmad AbulGheit at the closing session of the summit, stressed importance on continuing exerting efforts by Arab leaders to re-launch serious and effective Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations that shall end the political blockage and follow a specific timetable for ending the conflict on the basis of a two-state solution.

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The declaration continue stressing on the need to have an independent Palestinian state on the lines of June 4, 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital as the only way to achieve security and stability. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)