Egypt’s FM heading for Jeddah to attend preparatory meetings for Arab summit

Ahram Online , MENA , Tuesday 16 May 2023

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry heads for Jeddah Tuesday night to take part in the ongoing preparatory meetings taking place ahead of the Arab League (AL) summit.

Egypt s FM Sameh Shoukry
Egypt s FM Sameh Shoukry


The summit is scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Shoukry will attend the Arab Foreign Ministers Council, which is scheduled to look into the bills which will be raised during the summit, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid.

The foreign minister will also participate in several ministerial committees concerned with the regional issues, according to the spokesman.

The Arab summit will be held in light of the enormous challenges besetting the region, he added.

On Monday, the Economic and Social Council of the AL concluded its two-day preparatory work, addressing issues that are a priority for joint Arab development action.

Last week, AL Secretary-General Ahmed Abul-Gheit suggested that the main topic of the summit “is likely to be economic about how to aid the needy Arab regions.”

Friday’s summit may be the first such meeting attended by Syria, following an invitation sent by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad

Syria regained its membership in the AL last week, nearly 12 years after it was suspended following the outbreak of the Syrian conflict.

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