Foreign ministers in Arab League welcome return of Syria to regional bloc

Sami Hegazi
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The Arab foreign ministers held Wednesday their preparatory meeting for the Arab Summit that starts Friday in the city of Jeddah.

Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf, the head of the Arab foreign ministers meeting, called for solving inter-Arab problems within the Arab League, stressing that the upcoming summit seeks to unify the language in order to face the challenges facing the region.

Attaf said Arab countries should focus on joint Arab action to confront global challenges.

He also stressed the need to pay attention to the transformations taking place in the world, because they will change the balance of power, saying, “We have to move with the new developments.”

He supported Saudi Arabia’s efforts to bring about a ceasefire in Sudan and to solve the crisis.

The Algerian minister also welcomed Syria’s return to its seat in the Arab League, noting that only a Libyan-Libyan dialog would restore stability to Libya.

He stressed the need to continue efforts to achieve Palestinian reconciliation and national unity.

He supported the aspirations of the Yemeni people to restore security and stability, hoping that Lebanon would see an understanding among its people to resolve its internal crisis.

Algeria handed over the chairmanship of the 32nd Arab Summit to Saudi Arabia, where Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan welcomed the Arab delegations.

The world is facing major challenges that force us to unite to face them, he said, stressing that everyone must devise new mechanisms to face the challenges facing countries.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan stressed that Arab countries need to work together to uplift Arab populations.

He also welcomed Syria’s participation in the Arab summit and its return to the Arab League.

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Arab attendance at the Jeddah summit was complete and he welcomed Syria’s return to its seat at the Arab League.

Aboul Gheit held the Israeli government responsible for the deterioration of the situation in the Palestinian territories, explaining that the situation there is approaching an explosive stage.

There are positive signs from Iran and Turkey that they are halting their interference in the affairs of Arab countries, Aboul Gheit said.

“As for the crisis in Syria, Yemen and Libya, he said they needed approaches in order to break the deadlock.”

He stressed that the Jeddah summit is an opportunity to put an end to the arms manifestations in Sudan.

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