Arab-African summit in Saudi Arabia postponed: Sources

Ahram Online , Monday 18 Nov 2019

Sources at the Arab League say that Saudi Arabia has decided to postpone the date of the Arab-African summit, set to be held on 25 November in Riyadh.

An official source at the General Secretariat of the Arab League said that the Kingdom, as the host country of the summit, informed both the General Secretariat of the League and the African Union Commission of its decision to postpone the summit and to settle on a new date to be held during the first quarter of 2020.

The source pointed out that the Riyadh summit will be the fifth of its kind to be held in the context of the strategic partnership between the Arab and African countries.

The first summit was held in Cairo 1977, the second was in Libya's Sirte in 2010, in Kuwait in 2013, and the fourth summit was held in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.

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