Arab Summit in Algiers: Lamamra informs Arab FMs of ongoing preparations

APS - 31 January 2022

ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra informed, Sunday, his Arab counterparts of the ongoing preparations for the Arab Summit scheduled this year in Algiers, and Algeria's efforts to bring together "the right conditions to ensure the success of the summit," said the ministry in a statement.

"During his participation in the works of the consultation meeting of Arab foreign ministers, at the invitation of his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Djaber Al- Sabah, current Chairman of the Ministerial Council of the Arab League, Lamamra informed his counterparts of the preparations undertaken by Algeria, in anticipation of this important event, and "its efforts to bring together the right conditions to ensure the success of the summit," according to the same source.

Lamamra highlighted "the great interest granted by President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune to this subject, who has repeatedly reiterated his determination to organize a summit that unites the ranks of Arab countries, in order to give new impetus to the mechanisms of joint Arab action," the document said.

Algeria "will continue to strengthen its consultation meetings, as well as its efforts to reinforce the Palestinian ranks and national unity," said the FM.

The date of the holding of the summit, to be set by President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, after the ongoing consultations with the brotherly Arab countries, will be announced at the official ministerial meeting scheduled for next March in Cairo," added the source.

The meeting also discussed the upcoming Arab deadlines, including the regular session of the Ministerial Council, scheduled for March in Cairo.

This unofficial meeting was devoted to reviewing the latest developments on the Arab scene and exchanging views on a number of issues related to supporting and strengthening the process of joint Arab action in various political, economic, and social areas, especially in light of the challenges imposed by the pandemic of the Coronavirus, hence the imperative of strengthening inter-Arab cooperation for the post-Covid-19 period, in anticipation of possible changes in power relations.

On the sidelines of this meeting, Lamamra held talks with several of his Arab counterparts, including the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Palestine, on ways to strengthen bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues of common interest, in particular support for the Arab Joint Action, concluded the source.