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Arab Summit set for 28 March

Terrorism, Arab-Israeli conflict, and regional status are among 28 issues on agenda


Arab foreign ministers meet in the Egyptian capital Cairo on March 9, 2014, to prepare an annual summit of heads of state. The summit will take place on March 25-26, amid tensions after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to pull their envoys from Qatar over its support for the Muslim Brotherhood.  (AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)
Saturday marks the beginning of the preparatory meetings for the 26th session of the Arab Summit, set to take place on 28 and 29 March in Sharm El-Sheikh.
(AFP FILE PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Saturday marks the beginning of the preparatory meetings for the 26th session of the Arab Summit, set to take place on 28 and 29 March in Sharm El-Sheikh.

The Summit will be the setting for discussions on 28 issues concerning the region.

The session has been dubbed “maintaining Arab national security”. It will include discussion of methods to strengthen Arab cooperation to threats to the sovereignty and stability of states because of terrorist entities and attempts to remove the borders between countries.

Officials are also to discuss the region’s imbalance, which requires research on how to restore the power of Arab status, state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

Developments in the Palestinian issue and the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights and land in South Lebanon are also on the agenda.

The session will also discuss the latest developments in Iraq, in the framework of the Arab League’s full support for “large victories” achieved by the Iraqi army. These are in confronting terrorism, namely the Islamic State.

Also on the table for discussions are the reports of committees on human rights and the dialogue of civilisations and cultures. This is in addition to a number of media issues, including a code of ethics charter pending approval.

A foreign ministers meeting will be held Monday, led by Nasser Gouda, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Jordan, who will assume his country’s presidency of the new sessions.

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