Arab Foreign Ministers conclude Riyadh Summit draft resolution

Zeinab El-Gundy , Thursday 9 Nov 2023

Arab foreign ministers wrapped up Thursday their preparatory meeting for the upcoming urgent Arab summit in Riyadh, approving a final draft resolution that addresses various elements of the Arab-Palestinian political stance.

Leaders of countries members of the Arab League and of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation attend an emergency summit in Riyadh on November 9, 2023. AFP


During the meeting, held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Thursday and chaired by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, the ministers and delegation heads finalized the draft resolution to be presented at the Arab summit for consideration.

Following the meeting, Hossam Zaki, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League, stated that the resolution allows the international community to understand the Arab and Palestinian position correctly and aims to halt Israeli aggression.

Zaki emphasized that the summit would adopt the resolution in a manner that meets the aspirations of the Arab peoples.

He also said that there will be an Islamic summit following the Arab summit, and its decisions will be made within the same Arab framework.

Furthermore, Zaki confirmed that several Arab leaders will participate and that Arab states will be well represented.

He also stated that humanitarian ceasefires are not a core element of the Arab stance since the Arabs call for an immediate and complete ceasefire.

Zaki described these ceasefires as ideas proposed by some to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation resulting from the Israeli war and aggression.

In addition, he stressed that the Arabs reject any ideas by Israel or other countries for the separation of Gaza from the West Bank, stressing that the Arab position has thoroughly examined and rejected these ideas and will not align with them.

Scheduled to be held next Saturday in Riyadh, the summit, called for by Saudi Arabia and Palestine, aims to discuss ways to halt the Israeli aggression on Gaza.

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