32nd Arab Summit Kicks Off in Jeddah in Presence of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Representing HM the King
The 32nd Arab Summit kicked off on Friday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with the participation of kings, heads of state and Arab leaders, His Majesty King Mohammed VI being represented by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid.
The Moroccan delegation includes the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, the Moroccan Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the League of Arab States, Ahmed Tazi, and the Moroccan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mustapha Mansouri.
The summit will discuss efforts to maintain security and stability in the region and promote Arab interests in light of the successive changes and escalating crises at the international and regional levels.
This summit comes amid extraordinary circumstances facing the region and the world, including regional and international crises and conflicts, which oblige the Arab countries to find mechanisms to face common challenges and strengthen regional security and stability.
The Palestinian cause is at the top of the summit's agenda. The Arab leaders are expected to reaffirm the centrality of the Palestinian cause to the Arab nation and the need to reach a comprehensive and just solution based on the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Al-Quds as its capital, taking into account that the resolution of this issue is an important starting point for the resolution of other peace and security issues.
In addition, the Summit will discuss a number of crises in the Arab region, including the situation in Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, foreign interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries and terrorism issues.
The agenda of the summit will also include economic issues, including the Arab strategy for tourism and the "Arab Digital Agenda 2023-2033", as well as the technical support needed by the member states of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area that are not members of the World Trade Organization to complete the executive program of the region, and the Arab strategy for communication and information (Arab Digital Agenda).
On the social front, the summit will address ways to achieve multidimensional social development, including the Arab Decade for Persons with Disabilities (2023-2033) and the Doha Declaration "Moving Beyond 2030: Towards Multidimensional Social Development", as well as the focus on institutions for the elderly.
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